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 The information that went out was a typo and was corrected about four weeks later. Annie Lane, cleveland, 28 July 2022 The information that went out was a typo and was corrected about four weeks later. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 28 July 2022 Who among us hasn’t fired off a text message with an embarrassing typo? Chris Velazco, Washington Post, 11 July 2022 Court administrators said Miami Beach appears to be the only agency with the web address typo. orlandosentinel.com, 15 Feb. 2022 Health care providers may have accidentally switched your first and last name while inputting it, or simply made a typo. Danielle Echeverria, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 July 2021 Goat Simulator 3 is not a typo; that's the name of this first sequel to the ridiculous 2014 breakout hit. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 9 June 2022 In the age of computers, a single typo can have catastrophic consequences. Amanda Foreman, WSJ, 12 May 2022 The censure and formal resignation request from Boddy's fellow board members came in late April after Boddy posted a typo on Facebook that led to a pornographic website. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, 9 May 2022 See More

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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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2 Aug 2022

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“Typo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typo. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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