ty·​po | \ ˈtī-(ˌ)pō How to pronounce typo (audio) \
plural typos

Definition of typo

: an error (as of spelling) in typed or typeset material

Examples of typo in a Sentence

I spotted three typos on the menu.
Recent Examples on the Web That trio ought to be good for a minimum 200 points and at least 2 million typos among the Blueshirts beat reporters . . . BostonGlobe.com, "Kings’ Turcotte could be royalty," 29 Sep. 2019 But some of his typos have been deleted and corrected. Marina Di Marzo, CNN, "How often does Trump misspell words on Twitter? These researchers have an answer," 3 Nov. 2019 Evans has previously slammed Trump for his views on climate change and ridiculed him for his typos. Martha Merrow, BostonGlobe.com, "Chris Evans slams President Trump for ‘hateful and racist’ tweets," 16 July 2019 The Simpsons‘ 31st season, which is not a typo, kicked off last month. Dan Snierson, EW.com, "Watch Jason Momoa refuse to sign Selma's breast on The Simpsons," 11 Oct. 2019 A few of the minor errors — typos — in the rule could have caused problems or confusion. Yeganeh Torbati, ProPublica, "The Trump Administration Issues Dozens of Corrections to Its Error-Riddled Immigration Rule," 1 Oct. 2019 Ty once made a typo on a tag and people went crazy. Kate Storey, Country Living, "10 Things You Didn't Know About Beanie Babies," 17 Dec. 2015 After seeing so many cases of fraud, alongside typos and mistakes, Carlisle has developed his own theory of what drives some researchers to make up their data. David Adam, Scientific American, "How a Data Detective Exposed Suspicious Medical Trials," 6 Aug. 2019 Though not every purchaser was satisfied, several saying the pillow would deflate easily or that there were typos on the print. Taylor Seely, USA TODAY, "This pregnancy pillow looks so amazing, where has it been all our lives?," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of typo

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for typo

short for typographical (error)

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14 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Typo.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typo. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of typo

informal : a mistake (such as a misspelled word) in typed or printed text

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