Definitions

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  • noun slang, neologism A careless mistake made in thinking.

Etymologies

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think +‎ -o, on the model of "typo" for typographical error

Examples

  • But it looks like a little "thinko" slipped through in (6).

    RealClimate

  • But it looks like a little "thinko" slipped through in (6).

    RealClimate

  • A lovely word (which I think might have been coined by Daniel Dennett) is 'thinko'.

    Freemania

  • A lovely word (which I think might have been coined by Daniel Dennett) is 'thinko'.

    Freemania

  • And just as it's too late to recall the nerve impulse, I see the thinko...

    Making Light: Snowpocalypse Part Next

  • Oops, major typo/thinko time: That should of course be "imminent"!

    "Soldiers in Iraq Say Pullout Would Have Devastating Results."

  • I missed two questions because of that particular thinko.

    2006 January

  • I missed two questions because of that particular thinko.

    Study monkey, but with good beer

  • Quickly revert thinko of needing and using ResId to construct aSearchFormats and aReplaceFormats; instead provide layout:: Context in the place of layout:: Window.

    Planet go-oo

  • You've got a thinko in the Chartjunk paragraph, Amp - you mean Obama vs two 'traditionalists' from California who are all put out about gender-neutral marriage forms.

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  • I am not the first one to think of "thinko" a word to mean a mistake of the perceptual kind, as much as "typo" means a mistake of the dactylographic kind.

    Know big deal.

    February 12, 2007