bio, noun

colloquial. Shortened form of bioscope (sense 1 a and b). Also attributive.
1918 H. Baumann Informant, Bloemfontein 23 Sept.In the afternoon took the nurses and patients to the Bio & tea.
1990 J. Naidoo Coolie Location 192Sometimes we used to scrape together enough to make up our bio fare.
Shortened form of bioscope (1 a and b). Also attributive.

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