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typo

[tahy-poh]
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noun, plural ty·pos. Informal.
  1. typographical error.
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Origin of typo

1890–95; shortened form; see -o

typo-

  1. a combining form representing type in compound words: typography, typology.
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British Dictionary definitions for typo

typo

noun plural -pos
  1. informal a typographical errorAlso called (Brit): literal
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typo.

typog.

abbreviation for
  1. variants of typ.
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Word Origin and History for typo

n.

1816, short for typographer; 1892 as short for typographical error (see typography).

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