verb (used with or without object), type·wrote, type·writ·ten, type·writ·ing.

to write by means of a typewriter; type.

Origin of typewrite

First recorded in 1885–90; back formation from typewriter
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Examples from the Web for typewrite

Historical Examples of typewrite

  • They asked me if I could typewrite, but I had never seen a typewriter.

  • Observe the entry of W. Burgess: "You're the lady as hused to typewrite for him."


    James Huneker

  • In some measure, learning arithmetic is like learning to typewrite.

    The Psychology of Arithmetic

    Edward L. Thorndike

  • The pay is good, and girls who can typewrite are to be found by the thousand nowadays.'

  • I had such a happy home and my husband was so good; I did not have to typewrite any longer.

    Friday, the Thirteenth

    Thomas W. Lawson

British Dictionary definitions for typewrite


verb -writes, -writing, -wrote or -written

to write by means of a typewriter; type
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