[swich-uh-roo, swich-uh-roo]

noun, plural switch·er·oos. Slang.

an unexpected or sudden change or reversal in attitude, character, position, action, etc.

Origin of switcheroo

First recorded in 1930–35; switch + -eroo
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US slang a surprising or unexpected change or variation

Word Origin for switcheroo

C20: from switch
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