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 Those are the dates when the IRS will issue the payments, and no, the August date is not a typo. Andy Meek, BGR, 9 June 2021 There was obviously that Souls to the Polls provision, which Republicans claimed was a typo. Gilbert Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, 8 June 2021 At the time, the sisters had been angered by the publisher’s typo-ridden job. Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times, 25 May 2021 But the error on the form was simply a typo that happened in a very rushed situation, according to Sgt. Washington Post, 24 Apr. 2021 Quick note: As a number of you caught (bad pun), and then pointed out to me: yesterday's Bull Sheet headline contained a typo, which was corrected in the web version... Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 5 May 2021 The Spurs gave up 60 points to Jayson Tatum, which feels like a typo but is not. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 30 Apr. 2021 If you are used to thinking of parsley as a garnish, the full cup called for here might seem like a typo, but go with it. Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2021 Even a small math error (or typo) could leave you vulnerable to IRS penalties. David Rae, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021

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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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15 Jun 2021

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“Typo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typo. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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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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