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slowpoke

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noun slow·poke \ˈslō-ˌpōk\

Simple Definition of slowpoke

  • : a person who moves, acts, or works very slowly

Full Definition of slowpoke

  1. :  a very slow person

Examples of slowpoke

  1. We're going to be late if that slowpoke doesn't hurry up.

  2. <quit being such a slowpoke this morning, or you'll be late>



Origin of slowpoke

1slow + poke annoyingly stupid person


First Known Use: circa 1848


SLOWPOKE Defined for Kids

slowpoke

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noun slow·poke \ˈslō-ˌpōk\

Definition of slowpoke

  1. :  a very slow person




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