- n. A BIRO brand ballpoint pen.
- n. by extension, UK, New Zealand Any ballpoint pen.
- n. by extension Ink from a ballpoint pen.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a pen with small metal ball as point of transfer of ink to paper; same as ballpoint pen.
- n. a pen that has a small metal ball as the point of transfer of ink to paper
- From the BIRO brand of pens made by the BIC corporation, which were named after László Bíró, the inventor of the pen. (Wiktionary)
“She seemed to have Lord Mark Malloch-Brown's name biro'ed on her proverbial sleeve.”
“Redtabby - "biro" is used in England to mean a ballpoint pen.”
“When my children were young, I used to attach a little tag or a piece of white cotton ribbon - to scissors for ex - and write with black Bic biro the place where the object had to be returned to.”
“I kinda agree that it ould have being easier if God got a biro to write those books by self”
“I bet if God had a biro things would have been different but men wrote those books.”
“This week only, buy two biro ` s and get one free!”
“Stay safe, and whoever can nick an RBS biro and get a photo of it onto Gadgets blog wins a bag of doughnuts. on April 1, 2009 at 9: 02 pm | Reply It was like that when I signed for it”
“He remembers embellishing a paperback edition of William Burroughs's Dead Fingers Talk with needle tracks in red biro, and as a teenager took up drinking and smoking with gusto.”
“I am listening to your day-tales, though I wonder that this time might be better spent mistranslating health warnings from foreign cigarettes and pasting them to a gallery wall or, perhaps, composing a biro haiku on the arch of a foot, proclaiming:”
“I take a notepad everywhere I go, have a tiny pad in my purse – with biro – and am not usually far away from my laptop. .god bless laptops … only wish I could justify roaming internet … jodicleghorn permalink”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘biro’.
Trademarked names that people use to refer to the thing in general, regardless of maker.
Everyone's got their favorites. Here are some of mine.
all of these are from 7 English
dictionaries and Macquarie dictionary
I havent listed capitalized ones yet
but Viagra would be one and common
words like sterling a sub-machi...
Words from the works of Peter Reading - at least one from each (except the Schwitters-esque erosions, cut-ups etc).
an addendum or Anhang to Prolagus's list 'The braggadocio recipe'
Looking for tweets for biro.