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Short for Permanent Open Market Operations.

The mechanism by which the Federal Reserve manipulates the stock market.
It is no secret that the Federal Reserve, and its now semi-daily interventions in market liquidity via POMO, is rather hell bent on creating the illusion that the economy is alive and well courtesy of a ramping stock market.
додав boofmcboof 03 Грудня 2010

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Short for post-modern
That shirt is so pomo!
додав lahaha 26 Квітня 2003

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A person who is self-consciously postmodern in his attitude and appearence.
The pomos regarded the event with ironic distance.
додав Twitchy McSpasm 22 Серпня 2003

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Adj. Post-modern in design or exression; often also denotes an ironic or self-referential tone.
The MoMa went all po-mo with that less-is-less design.
додав Dana Slamp 01 Серпня 2005

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short for "post modern"
Who the hell does that po mo bastard think he is?
додав weeZy 12 Серпня 2002

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Early usage of the term pomo dates from 1991 when Pomo Afro Homo, an African American gay theatrical collective, premiered "Fierce Love" at Josie's in San Francisco's Castro district. "Pomo" is short for post-modern, plus "Afro" plus "Homo" was about as avant guard as you could get in those dark days. "Fierce Love" was a seminal play during the height of the AIDS epidemic and it dramatised a number of issues about masculinity and sexuality that were very difficult in the community at the time. Important derivation.
I came out in the Pomo Afro Homo days in the Castro.
додав Ali Bendo 05 Травня 2008

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the Price Of Missing Out. you'll pay it if you sleep too much, leave the party early, don't expand the horizons of yr social sphere, et cetera, et cetera.
"That shitfucker left the dancefloor just as shit got wild! Oh well, somebody's gotta pay the POMO."

"You may mock my FOMO, but I simply cannot afford the POMO. That is just too expensive for a young boy such as myself."
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