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slowcoach

or slow coach

[sloh-kohch]
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noun Informal.
  1. a slowpoke.
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Origin of slowcoach

First recorded in 1830–40; slow + coach
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Examples from the Web for slowcoach

Historical Examples

  • Slowcoach, a lumbering, dull person; one slow of comprehension.

    The Slang Dictionary

    John Camden Hotten

  • There was a kinsman of his, also named Thorbjorn, called Slowcoach.

  • Why, you got on pretty well till old Slowcoach came in, and then you certainly did go it, and no mistake!

  • Not being able to answer on the spur of the moment, he was nicknamed Κρόνος (the God, equivalent to “slowcoach”) by Ptolemy.


British Dictionary definitions for slowcoach

slowcoach

noun
  1. British informal a person who moves, acts, or works slowlyUS and Canadian equivalent: slowpoke
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