Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Postmodern.
  • adj. Postmodernist.
  • n. A postmodernist.
  • n. Postmodernism.

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  • abbr. post-modern

Etymologies

po(st)mo(dern).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Tomatoes were originally known as love apples in England, possibly based on a mistranslation of the Italian name pomo d'oro golden apple as pomo d'amore.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Literary critics now acknowledge that postmodernism never went away, but to distract us from its advanced age they cry up a new "pomo" wunderkind every year or two.

    A Bag of Tired Tricks

  • Looks like a kind of pomo "I was critiquing authenticity and laughing at you all for years" is gonna be his best move,

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  • But the video is hardly the vile, smutty rag Camp is making it out to be, and Tripp is hardly a "pomo" as he is falsely accused on his blog.

    Hip and Thigh

  • Looks like a kind of pomo "I was critiquing authenticity and laughing at you all for years" is gonna be his best move, but I can't wait to see if he tries that, a "fuck you all i have no comment" or a standard contrite apology (which honestly seems unworkable here, given the years of deception).

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  • But a literal instability between different versions of the "same" text is a bit too pomo even for me.

    Writing and Publishing

  • Transsexuality had been * so* medicalised (not to mention slagged off by rad-fems) that the whole pomo-influenced transgender theory thing was kinda necessary and gathered a number of critical insights – even if it was perhaps overly utopian and celebratory of transgression for its own sake.

    Gender activism begins with gender rage

  • This blog is equally #1 on our fiancé/es list, because we are totally pomo like that.

    Today's Fashion Week Moment(s)

  • The link below will take you to a page that generates postmodern texts: www. elsewhere.org/pomo/

    August 22nd, 2009

  • The idea that something so simple and, really, so aesthetically uninteresting -- which for me meant you pass over it for the interesting, complex stuff -- can actually be nourishing in a way that arch, meta, ironic, pomo stuff can't, that seems to me to be important.

    intertribal: escapism as a luxury

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