slowpoke


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slow·poke

 (slō′pōk′)
n. Informal
One that moves, works, or acts slowly.

slowpoke

(ˈsləʊˌpəʊk)
n
informal the usual US and Canadian word for slowcoach

slow•poke

(ˈsloʊˌpoʊk)

n.
Informal. a person who dawdles.
[1915–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slowpoke - someone who moves slowly; "in England they call a slowpoke a slowcoach"
dawdler, laggard, lagger, trailer, poke, drone - someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind

slowpoke

noun
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slowpoke

[ˈsləʊpəʊk] n (US)lambin(e) m/fslow puncture ncrevaison f lenteslow-witted [ˌsləʊˈwɪtɪd] adjlourdaud(e)slow worm norvet m
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