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[spee-doh] /ˈspi doʊ/
noun, plural speedos. Informal.
Origin of speedo
1950-55; by shortening; cf. -o Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for speedo


noun (pl) speedos
an informal name for speedometer (Austral) odometer
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Contemporary definitions for speedo

to check the accuracy of the spelling of an electronic document with the use of a software program that compares words in the document with a wordlist of acceptable spellings

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Word Origin and History for speedo


trademark name of a brand of swimwear, 1928, originally made by McRae Hosiery Manufacturers, Australia. From speed.

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A habituated user of amphetamines and other such stimulants: Well, you know about speedos (1960s+ Narcotics)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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