from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation parent over shoulder
  • abbreviation point-of-sale

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Abbreviations of possession;
  • noun of possessive.
  • An abbreviation of positive. Also poz.

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

  • initialism chat/IRC parent over shoulder
  • initialism law proof of service
  • initialism linguistics part of speech (noun, verb, interjection etc.)
  • initialism retail point of sale / point of service
  • initialism technology Proprietary Operating System
  • initialism pejorative, slang, of a person or thing piece of shit


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