Definition of biro in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɪrəʊ

noun (plural biros)

British trademark
A kind of ballpoint pen.
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  • Also of help would be pens, biros, building gloves, any laptops and in particular, crutches.
  • Mark distributed the score sheets and biros as the contest opened and we did our usual communal marking to decide who we'd be voting for at the end.
  • You can never have too many biros, rubbers and trademarked carrier bags.


1940s: named after László József Bíró (1899–1985), Hungarian inventor of the ballpoint.

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