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Initial Public Offering - IPO

The first sale of stock by a private company to the public. IPOs are often issued by smaller, younger companies seeking capital to expand, but can also be done by large privately-owned companies looking to become publicly traded.

In an IPO, the issuer obtains the assistance of an underwriting firm, which helps it determine what type of security to issue (common or preferred), best offering price and time to bring it to market.

Also referred to as a "public offering".
When Google went IPO, and sold shares of it's newly created stock.
by Anarchy_Creator February 14, 2006
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initial public offering

verb: to make or facilitate an initial public offering of one's "services" on the open market
Dude, Goldman Sachs just IPO'd your mom in SOHO.
by pimp19104 October 24, 2007
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noun: means lover in Hawaiian.
I held my ipo near and dear to my chest.
by ourladyofsorrowsxxx March 24, 2007
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"Initial Public Offering"
1. First Public Stock Release for a Company
2. Gaseous emission immediately before a bowel movement. (can signal an emergent situation)
1 (future)
Dan: (heading into meeting) I wonder if the boss is going to announce our company's IPO...You don't look so good.
Steve: Uh, I might be having an IPO of my own...if the air gets nasty in there, please don't look at me.

2 (present)
Mike: (smelling surroundings) Dude, was that you?
Jim: I think that was an IPO - I better find a toilet quickly.
by jtoy2112 July 26, 2011
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Quickly typing on the iPhone and then hitting send without proofing. Since the iPhone will autocorrect/complete your words this can happen quite often
Sorry, I meant to type "How are you" not "How ate toy." iPo.
by NorthernVengence January 08, 2010
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Intial pubic offering. the first time your girlfreind lets you shave her 'downstairs."
Dude, i toatally I-P-Oed this hippy chick last night!
by Tim April 26, 2004
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a typo you make that disses yourself.
me: get my boyfriend in order, please.
me: boyfriends*
friend: ouch, what an i-po.
by eusebio martinez December 20, 2007
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