Definition of switcheroo in English:


Syllabification: switch·er·oo
Pronunciation: /ˌswiCHəˈro͞o


North American informal
A change, reversal, or exchange, especially a surprising or deceptive one.
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  • In fact, the film does a complete switcheroo, stereotyping white people while ascending the protagonists to multi-dimensional character status.
  • I've got to start saving copies of these articles before the inevitable switcheroo. - Josh Marshall
  • But here's where we pull the switcheroo, here's where we totally fool everyone.


late 20th century: from the noun switch + -eroo, a humorous suffix probably imitative of buckaroo.

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