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[spee-doh] /ˈspi doʊ/
noun, plural speedos. Informal.
1950-55; by shortening; cf. -o Unabridged
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  • Ease off the accelerator and as the speedo winds down the capacitors charge up again.
  • In all reported cases removing speedo and scaled fonts from the font path corrected the problem.
British Dictionary definitions for speedo


noun (pl) speedos
an informal name for speedometer (Austral) odometer
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Contemporary definitions for speedo

a type of men's swimsuit, esp. tight-fitting and short

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Word Origin and History for speedo


trademark name of a brand of swimwear, 1928, originally made by McRae Hosiery Manufacturers, Australia. From speed.

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Slang definitions & phrases for speedo

speed bump

noun phrase
  1. A transverse hump in a road made to slow the traffic (1975+)
  2. : Aloe vera extract, fast on its way to becoming an all-purpose medicinal herb, has run into its first speed bump: a study suggesting that it delays the healing of some major surgical wounds/ Instead, the drive toward integration has been stymied by the speedbump of crime (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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