re·​type (ˌ)rē-ˈtīp How to pronounce retype (audio)
retyped; retyping

transitive verb

: to type (something) again : to produce (something) again using a keyboard (as on a typewriter or computer)
retype a memo

Examples of retype in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Carol Higgins Clark, who as a young woman retyped manuscripts by her mother, the famed mystery writer Mary Higgins Clark, before going on to become a best-selling suspense novelist herself, died on Monday in Los Angeles. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 16 June 2023 Enlarge Parradee Kietsirikul Anyone who has had to go back and retype a word on their smartphone because autocorrect chose the wrong one has had some kind of experience writing with AI. Elizabeth Rayne, Ars Technica, 26 May 2023 So, instead of retyping the whole paper, Hetherington simply added the name of his cat, a Siamese called Chester, as a co-author. Kenna Hughes-Castleberry, Discover Magazine, 13 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of retype was in 1893

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Cite this Entry

“Retype.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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