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Modus operandi (often used in the abbreviated forms M.O. or simply Method) is a Latin phrase, approximately translated as "method of operating" The term is used in English to describe someone's habits or manner of working, the method of operating or functioning. It is often used in a criminal sense, to profile the methods employed by individuals during the execution of a crime, and may also be used in offender profiling,2 where it can also be used to find clues to the perpetrator's psychology.3 It largely consists of the methods used to execute the crime, prevent detection, and facilitate escape.
What is the Perp's "M-O"???
What is your "M-O"???
by HRVAT1975 July 13, 2009
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Briefly, "the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own." Originally from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, which has a lot more beautiful neologism definitions like this you might enjoy.
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stands for modus operandi which translates as method of operation
Can't you see why i'm so mean? if y'all leave me alone, this wouldn't be my mo
by Donovan June 12, 2003
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slang that means a lot or in an excessive amount.
Jeff got mo' booze for the party last night.
by Joe Ram July 19, 2006
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short for "modus operandi"...a person's way of doing things or their style.
"If y'all'd leave me alone this wouldn't be my M.O." -Eminem

Every day I gotta pimp da ho, yo, cuz that's my M.O.
by Nick D September 29, 2003
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Short for homo. Mainly used by the gay community when referring to each other. Rarely used as a homophobic insult.
Is he really a 'mo?
No way!
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Not an urban term at all, but a legal one. Short for Modus Operandi (method of operation). One's either habitual or premeditated way of doing things.
His m-o was always smash-and-grab
by Entymol August 13, 2006
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