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[in-foh] /ˈɪn foʊ/
noun, Informal.
Origin of info
1910-15; by final shortening Unabridged
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Examples from the web for info
  • Older folks may appear to react or process info slowly.
  • We try to delve a few layers deeper, whether providing info on the research group, or perhaps offering an expert opinion.
  • And each pupil sends incoming visual info to a different side of the fish's retina.
  • Some newshounds will no doubt thrill at having the latest info right there in the bathroom.
  • Twice this year, my bank called me to say that my debit card info had been compromised and they were sending me a new one.
  • Tweeting info is fine, but a more permanent and easily-accessible repository was needed.
  • They store the info so that the vendor can process it later.
  • Because each one would be unique, they would not have exactly the same definitions or logic about similar info points.
  • Then users can make debit or credit transactions of points or even cash, or let devices swap data such as contact info.
  • But figure there must be some info missing on cost and industrialization in this article.
British Dictionary definitions for info


(informal) short for information


an information provider
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Word Origin and History for info

1906, short for information.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Information; poop: I can slip you the info (1906+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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