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 refreshed 2-series did well, with sales up 131 percent (not a typo) over the second quarter of 2019. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, "New-Car Sales Fall for Second Consecutive Quarter in U.S.," 1 July 2020 The filing misidentifies the bill number, a typo Geldhof acknowledged. USA TODAY, "Unwanted masks, homeless count, pork processor cleared: News from around our 50 states," 25 June 2020 Inslee responded with a tweet of his own, telling Trump to stay out of the state and mocking the president's Twitter typo. William Cummings, USA TODAY, "'Go back to your bunker': Seattle mayor, Washington governor fire back at Trump threat to handle protests," 12 June 2020 Gearbox has not updated the game's PC version since July 2013, and the typo is still there. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "A years-old, one-letter typo led to Aliens: Colonial Marines’ weird AI," 14 July 2018 There, Bloomberg won 175 votes (that’s not a typo), edging out Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii), a native of the territory, who picked up a whopping 103 votes. Zac Morgan, National Review, "Bloomberg Slayed the Myth That Money Buys Elections," 5 Mar. 2020 No that’s not a typo, that’s one of the slogans the Cudahy Health Department is using to promote reproductive health and put a recent $1.2 million grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to use. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Cudahy Health Department is giving out free condoms as part of a 'wrap your sausage' reproductive health campaign," 8 Jan. 2020 Mea culpa: There was a typo in the Feb. 27 column regarding the date of Donuts with Dr. Smialek, a chance for residents of the Parma City School District to chat with schools Superintendent Charles Smialek. Carol Kovach, cleveland, "Parma Animal Shelter’s March Muttness proves popular: Sun Postings," 9 Mar. 2020 Parasite opened in three theaters (that’s not a typo) before slowly expanding over the course of several months into just over 2,000, as of the weekend. Adam Epstein, Quartz, "Thanks to “Parasite,” we know what it takes for Americans to see an international film in theaters," 18 Feb. 2020

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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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8 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Typo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typo. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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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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