Origin of typo
1890–95; shortened form; see -o
- a combining form representing type in compound words: typography, typology.
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Examples from the Web for typo
One has to read Donoghue a few times to fill in the blanks, and there are many blanks; is “Pet” perhaps a typo for “Peter”?This Week’s Hot Reads: Oct. 22, 2012
October 22, 2012
Making matters worse, half of the 23 wards where the typo was made are majority African-American.2010 Wackiest Candidate Awards
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November 1, 2010
Page 30, "gambling hells" is likely a typo but is reproduced as printed.Old Broadbrim Into the Heart of Australia
Author of "Old Broadbrim"
Page 399: Retained Mormops, but possibly a typo for Mormoops.The Recent Mammals of Tamaulipas, Mexico
Since this seems like a typo, it has been changed to "finely powdered."The Candy Maker's Guide
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Page 397: Typo "then" corrected in "Legislature, and thne of"Homes of American Statesmen
Page 69: The term 'throgh cropping' is a typo for 'through cropping'.Clovers and How to Grow Them
- informal a typographical errorAlso called (Brit): literal
- variants of typ.
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Word Origin and History for typo
1816, short for typographer; 1892 as short for typographical error (see typography).
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