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From documentary +‎ -o (diminutive suffix).



doco (plural docos)

  1. (Britain, Australia, informal) Abbreviation of documentary.
    • 1994, Phillip Adams, Classic Columns[1], page 144:
      Seibert has many complaints about nature docos, not the least of which is the music that seems to suggest that animals are constantly shadowed by symphony orchestras.
    • 1999, Reptiles, Volume 7, page 20,
      Now we spend about a third of our time in the US working on docos, working with US wildlife.
    • 2000, Tom Kenny, Sound for Picture: Film Sound through the 1990s[2], page 160:
      I started thinking that I had to get back to where I was when I was put into the field to do docos [documentaries] and put in situations to capture sound as simply as I could and be sure to get what I could get.