1. problems, trouble.
|The Dilly Boys 95: A few of the boys [...] had boasted with some of the others at the number of boys they could gather and rely on in case of ‘aggro’ (trouble).|
|Traveller’s Tool 45: She’s never given me much aggro in all our married life.|
|Now You Know 277: Sorry about the aggro I was giving you earlier.|
|Soho 44: He’s the one that’s doing all the aggro.|
|Gutted 42: Hod took the cig off me, stubbed it. ‘You don’t need any more aggro’.|
2. violence, typically as enjoyed by skinheads, esp. at football matches, beating up Asians etc.
|Oz 22 in Lang. Teenage Revolution (1983) 3: After some agro, they were let free.|
|Decadence and Other Plays (1985) 59: On the streets a victim of nuclear aggro.East in|
|Helsingør Station and Other Departures 202: But no Barnet skinheads were aboard, setting out for a night of wog-bashing aggro.‘The Bird I Fancied’|
|Yes We Have No 173: Nothing life-threatening, just aggro and name-calling.|
|Hooky Gear 228: You ever go to a Cat C fixture back in the heady days of aggro? Saturday afternoon on the turnstiles?|
|(con. 1980s) Skagboys 14: Them fookin small shields [...] they’re for aggro, not fookin defendin their sen!|
3. an aggressive attitude.
|Times 5 May 9: The styling [...] is more sophisticated, more gentle [...] Afro with no aggro, you could say.|
|Spike Island (1981) 318: This aggro against the policewomen has lifted an awful lot.|
|How to Kiss a Crocodile 95: ‘McEnroe’s my idol. He’s got so much aggro in him!’.|
|Shaved Fish 5: He smelt of grog and aggro.|
|Daily Express 20 May 49: In-your-face-aggro (’I’m selling myself. So what?’ she once countered, when asked why she posed naked).|
|Londonstani (2007) 28: Peeps like Kavi n Davinder [...] shud save up their aggro 4 Paki-bashers.|
|Zero at the Bone [ebook] There was a buzz in the room, but it wasn’t as he remembered it, beer-driven and inflected with aggro.|
4. any form of problems, difficulties, harassment.
|Inside the Und. 185: They do it on purpose to aggravate you [...] Just aggro.|
|Never in My Lifetime in Best Radio Plays (1984) 70: Reckon you could handle the aggro?|
(US campus) to become aggressive.
|Sl. U. 93: Dude, don’t go aggro on me.|