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or slow coach

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


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