ty·​po ˈtī-(ˌ)pō How to pronounce typo (audio)
plural typos
: 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 Now for the best part: Prices start at just $2 (no, that’s not a typo). Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 3 Feb. 2024 Please excuse any typos or misspellings in this story. Corey Inscoe, Charlotte Observer, 29 Jan. 2024 Daniel Bashir, a machine learning engineer and editor of an AI publication, said several of the images showed signs that they were produced by an AI image generator, including typos or misshapen letters in sections of text, which some image generators struggle to render. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 28 Feb. 2024 Investors burned by Lyft’s typo will probably exercise more care with future earnings reports. James Broughel, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 Mistakes continued to pile up this earnings season in the wake of Lyft Inc.’s market-roiling typo: Planet Fitness Inc., Mister Car Wash Inc. and Rivian Automotive Inc. all had to correct their quarterly earnings statements. Jo Constantz, Fortune, 1 Mar. 2024 These come in a pack of two, where each pair comes to around $7 apiece (no, this isn’t a typo). Ali Faccenda, Travel + Leisure, 27 Feb. 2024 The cause of the dramatic shift was simple: a typo. Derek Saul, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 Reports of typos and grammar errors in final drafts. Sponsored Content, The Mercury News, 22 Feb. 2024

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Word History


short for typographical (error)

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of typo was in 1878

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“Typo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typo. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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