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[tahy-poh] /ˈtaɪ poʊ/
noun, plural typos. Informal.
Origin of typo
1890-95; shortened form; see -o Unabridged
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Examples from the web for typos
  • More typos are popping up in books as the editing timeline is tightened.
  • If you let us know about specific typos, we'll fix them.
  • Human errors will occur, causing occasional typos in magazines and occasional disasters at nuclear facilities.
  • The copy has typos, grammatical errors, and mismatched font treatments.
  • typos and grammatical errors say a lot about the kind of work you do.
  • Most e-mails are written quickly, but recruiters will spot your typos.
  • Please excuse any typos or awkward phrases on my part.
  • But lately the vigilance of even the great houses has flagged, and typos are everywhere.
  • To be fair, though, he also notes that his original post had some numerical typos as well.
  • Regular readers may accuse this blogger of chutzpah given the many typos that occur.
British Dictionary definitions for typos


noun (pl) -pos
(informal) a typographical error Also called (Brit) literal
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Word Origin and History for typos



1816, short for typographer; 1892 as short for typographical error (see typography).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Related Abbreviations for typos


typographical [error]
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