One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who acts or moves slowly.‘‘Come on, slowcoach,’ urged George’North American term slowpoke
- ‘Eventually, after six hours on the back of the bike we swept those slowcoach cyclists over the finish line and there were all the rest of the entrants.’
- ‘Come along, slowcoach, spit spot, on the double now!’
- ‘The hope now is that slowcoach Europe will lift its performance in 2004, taking some of the pressure off the US workhorse.’
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