from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal One that moves, works, or acts slowly.

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  • n. A mild insult for a person that moves slowly.

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  • n. someone who moves slowly


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  • Well, I got my mile time down a minute from December (to 10: 57 -- yes, I'm a slowpoke) and my mile and a half down to to 16: 49.

    i'm a book-keeper's son. i don't want to shoot no one.

  • The 'transonic' stage of a 7mm Weatherby is at about 1400 yards, a 30-06 at about 1200 yards, and my old slowpoke .35 Whelen is at 700 yards.

    best caliber for 600+ yard shots

  • “Move your ass, then, slowpoke,” he said, kicked the bike into life, and charged down the sloping ravine toward the maglev train.

    Starcraft II: Devils’ Due

  • Speculation only, but I'd bet Sam was in a rush and simply did not have time to wait for the slowpoke commoner in front of him, so hit the gas and pass the peon ... oops ...

    Smell test? (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Weaving in and out whenever you run into a slowpoke.

    Feminine Rage

  • He was “special ed” throughout and famously a slowpoke.

    Tattoos on the Heart

  • I knew that such an endeavor would be treacherous for me, a former slowpoke with very little running experience, but I made up my mind to take on the challenge.


  • Why do we compulsively become impatient with the slowpoke in front of us?


  • I'd rather see a movie about speedy's cousin, slowpoke rodriquez.

    George Lopez is Speedy Gonzales in Live-Action Hybrid Mess «

  • If you can't well savor and explore, say, Fable II for more than a few weeks before you start to feel nervous, like a game-challenged slowpoke, once the internet zeitgeist has moved on to the next big thing?

    Archive 2008-10-01


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