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[in-foh] /ˈɪn foʊ/
noun, Informal.
Origin of info
First recorded in 1910-15; by final shortening Unabridged
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  • "But they'll ask why we didn't radio the info, sir," said Jones uneasily.

    The Dope on Mars John Michael Sharkey
  • "Perhaps we got the info from Bulldog Carney, there," and Jerry laughed.

    Bulldog Carney W. A. Fraser
  • 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
  • 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.

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(informal) short for information


an information provider
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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