Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know


[in-foh] /ˈɪn foʊ/
noun, Informal.
Origin of info
First recorded in 1910-15; by final shortening Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for info
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • They were doped to the ears, and sometimes you can get info from them right quick.

    Prologue to an Analogue Leigh Richmond
  • He looked up when Hugh came in, tore the paper into fragments, and tossed them info the waste-basket.

    The Plastic Age Percy Marks
  • "But they'll ask why we didn't radio the info, sir," said Jones uneasily.

    The Dope on Mars John Michael Sharkey
  • When it has come to a boil, mix a table-spoonful of flour in three table-spoonfuls of milk, and stir it info the boiling liquid.

  • Fred and the others joined in, and Perry scrawled a drunken note to Tjan and Kettlewell with the info.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for info


(informal) short for information


an information provider
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for info

1906, short for information.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for info



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.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for info

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for info

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for info