switch·​er·​oo | \ ˌswi-chə-ˈrü How to pronounce switcheroo (audio) \
plural switcheroos

Definition of switcheroo

: a surprising variation : reversal

Examples of switcheroo in a Sentence

They changed to a different system without telling anyone that they had pulled a switcheroo.
Recent Examples on the Web That also means not pulling a switcheroo in terms of expectations versus reality. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 24 July 2022 Ahead of that switcheroo, the network released a clip of D'Arcy's very first scene. Nick Romano, EW.com, 20 Sep. 2022 Meanwhile, a weather switcheroo is expected in the West. Laura L. Davis, USA TODAY, 13 June 2022 But that doesn’t change the fact that the Ozark finale was a wet fart of a conclusion to a show that tried to pull off something of a narrative switcheroo. Andy Meek, BGR, 2 May 2022 And Rocks indeed returned to the immunity challenge and announced the switcheroo. Dalton Ross, EW.com, 14 Apr. 2022 With testing appointments nearly impossible to find in Portland, the managerial switcheroo left a one-day gap in OHSU’s testing apparatus. oregonlive, 19 Jan. 2022 Tim Blake also pinpoints the regulatory switcheroo as the fundamental issue behind the current crisis. Mary Jane Gibson, Rolling Stone, 21 Feb. 2022 Unless Marvel Studios pull a real switcheroo here, that distinctive voice almost certainly belongs to Patrick Stewart, a.k.a. Charles Xavier from the 20th Century Fox X-Men movies. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 14 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of switcheroo

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for switcheroo

alteration of switch

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“Switcheroo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/switcheroo. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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