speedo

[ spee-doh ]
/ ˈspi doʊ /

noun, plural speed·os. Informal.


Nearby words

  1. speedboating,
  2. speeder,
  3. speedfreak,
  4. speeding,
  5. speedingly,
  6. speedometer,
  7. speedrun,
  8. speedster,
  9. speedwalk,
  10. speedway

Origin of speedo

1950–55; by shortening; cf. -o

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British Dictionary definitions for speedo

speedo

/ (ˈspiːdəʊ) /

noun plural speedos

an informal name for speedometer, (Austral) odometer
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Word Origin and History for speedo

Speedo

trademark name of a brand of swimwear, 1928, originally made by McRae Hosiery Manufacturers, Australia.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

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