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QWERTY

[ kwur-tee, kwer- ]
/ ˈkwɜr ti, ˈkwɛr- /
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adjective

of or relating to a keyboard having the keys in traditional typewriter arrangement, with the letters q, w, e, r, t, and y being the first six of the top row of alphabetic characters, starting from the left side.

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Origin of QWERTY

First recorded in 1925–30

Words nearby QWERTY

qurush, Qutb, q.v., Qwaqwa, Q wave, QWERTY, Qy., r, R2I, R2P, Ra
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British Dictionary definitions for QWERTY

qwerty

QWERTY keyboard

/ (ˈkwɜːtɪ) /

noun

the standard English language typewriter keyboard layout with the characters q, w, e, r, t, and y positioned on the top row of alphabetic characters at the left side of the keyboard
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