noun \ˈslō-ˌpōk\

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

Full Definition of SLOWPOKE

:  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


Next Word in the Dictionary: slows
Previous Word in the Dictionary: slow–pitch
All Words Near: slowpoke

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up slowpoke? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More