Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Backward.
  • noun A prefix of Latin origin, meaning ‘back’ or ‘backward,’ ‘behind’: equivalent to post-, and the opposite of ante- (also of pre- or pro-) with reference to place or position, rarely to time; sometimes also equivalent to re- and opposed to pre- or pro-. It corresponds to opistho- in words from the Greek.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A prefix or combining form signifying backward, back.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • prefix back or backward
  • prefix behind
  • prefix in the opposite direction
  • prefix informal in an old-fashioned or old-school way

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective affecting things past
  • noun a fashion reminiscent of the past

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Examples

  • Turtles Forever, wherein the aughties heroes encounter their retro-'80s selves.

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  • Turtles Forever, wherein the aughties heroes encounter their retro-'80s selves.

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