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[swich-uh-roo, swich-uh-roo]
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noun, plural switch·er·oos. Slang.
  1. an unexpected or sudden change or reversal in attitude, character, position, action, etc.
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Origin of switcheroo

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

C20: from switch
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