Definition of slowpoke in English:


Syllabification: slow·poke
Pronunciation: /ˈslōˌpōk


North American informal
  • A person who acts or moves slowly: we were yelling for the slowpokes to catch up
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    • When that happens, traditional news media look like slowpokes.
    • This is the third successive match now that he has come, played like a slowpoke and ruined India's runrate.
    • I'm famished too and was just waiting on you slowpokes.

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