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or slow coach

[sloh-kohch] /ˈsloʊˌkoʊtʃ/
noun, Informal.
a slowpoke.
Origin of slowcoach
First recorded in 1830-40; slow + coach Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for slow coach
Historical Examples
  • A slow coach, that will rob you of your laurels spite of your locomotive memory.

  • He will inquire before he purchases, and he will find that he has got hold of a slow coach.'

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli
  • That may be; but the reason is that the crocodile does not live fast—he is a slow coach.

  • You slow coach, think weve got the whole afternoon to get started?

  • I will wager anything that that slow coach of a Paul is not ready.

    Bijou Gyp
  • "But Merriwell is no slow coach at anything," broke in a third.

    Frank Merriwell's Chums

    Burt L. Standish
  • The dandy horse of past days has been known to overtake the slow coach.

    The Diary of a Nobody George Grossmith
  • We would soon convince you that the infantry of the Newport Academy is a slow coach compared with its navy.

    No Moss Harry Castlemon
  • You are such a slow coach,—and surely you might have broken loose before, when you knew we were waiting.

    Leonore Stubbs L. B. Walford
  • Now, clear the track, fellow autoists and slow coach drivers!

British Dictionary definitions for slow coach


(Brit, informal) a person who moves, acts, or works slowly US and Canadian equivalent slowpoke
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for slow coach

slow coach

noun phrase

A dull fellow; a stupid person (1837+)

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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