ty·po | \ ˈtī-(ˌ)pō \
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

Let’s feast on some funnies: A tasty typo turned a U.S. Senate candidate’s name into that of a sandwich. Morning Brief, The Seattle Times, "A look at Seattle neighborhoods where crime is (and isn’t) up and finally some good news for homebuyers | Friday Morning Brief, July 6," 6 July 2018 Pharrell has since tweeted about the album -- with a typo, but still -- and responded to an excited fan. Gab Ginsberg, Billboard, "Everything We Know About Ariana Grande's New Album 'Sweetener'," 2 May 2018 That’s part of a text message (including typos) sent to a friend in July 2017 by a young woman, then 21, with whom police say ex-Farmington town council member Jon Landry had a secret extramarital affair for years. Jon Lender, courant.com, "State Police Probe Domestic Violence Claim Against Landry By Young Woman In Secret Affair," 13 July 2018 There's no proof that Twitter typos and grammar errors help that. Eugene Scott, Washington Post, "Do Trump’s Twitter typos and grammar errors actually endear him to his base?," 22 May 2018 Keep an eye out for bad grammar or any typos in ads. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Good Morning America' Host Lara Spencer Warns Fans of Popular Scam Using Her Name," 10 July 2018 There’s definitely a piece of the last couple days that felt rushed, right down to a couple typos in a slide presented to owners with the policy on Wednesday. Albert Breer, SI.com, "NFL Anthem Policy: Why Owners Decided on the New Rule," 24 May 2018 In a sign of the administration’s tough line on Iran, Sanders brushed aside a potentially dangerous typo in its initial statement Monday evening about the Israeli disclosures. Mark Landler, BostonGlobe.com, "Israel’s claims on Iran divide Europe and US on merits of nuclear deal," 2 May 2018 In a sign of the administration’s tough line on Iran, Ms. Sanders brushed aside a potentially dangerous typo in its initial statement on Monday evening about the Israeli disclosures. Mark Landler, David M. Halbfinger And David E. Sanger, New York Times, "Israel’s Claims on Iran Divide Europe and U.S. on Merits of Nuclear Deal," 1 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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The first known use of typo was in 1878

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English Language Learners Definition of typo

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

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