to begin with; first of all
Origin of primoClassical Latin from primus, first: see prime
Music the principal part, as in a duet
Origin of primoIt, first from Classical Latin primus: see prime
- [not in italics]Slang first-rate, first-class, etc.
nounpl. pri·mi, also pri·mos Music
The principal part in a duet or ensemble composition.
- Slang a. Exceptionally good of its kind; first-class.b. Highly or most valuable.
Origin of primoItalian from Old Italian first from Latin prīmus ; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
Italian primo (“first")