noun Informal.

Origin of info

First recorded in 1910–15; by final shortening Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of info

  • "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.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for info




informal short for information



the internet domain name for

an information provider
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Word Origin and History for info

1906, short for information.

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