switcheroo

[ swich-uh-roo, swich-uh-roo ]
/ ˌswɪtʃ əˈru, ˈswɪtʃ əˌru /
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noun, plural switch·er·oos. Slang.

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

Nearby words

  1. switchback,
  2. switchblade,
  3. switchboard,
  4. switched-on,
  5. switched-star,
  6. switchgear,
  7. switchgirl,
  8. switching site,
  9. switchman,
  10. switchover

Origin of switcheroo

First recorded in 1930–35; switch + -eroo

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British Dictionary definitions for switcheroo

switcheroo

/ (ˌswɪtʃəˈruː) /

noun

US slang a surprising or unexpected change or variation

Word Origin for switcheroo

C20: from switch

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