slowpoke

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From slow +‎ poke.

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slowpoke (plural slowpokes)

  1. (US, Canada, informal, mildly derogatory) A person who moves slowly or takes a long time to do something.
    Hey, you slowpokes in the back! Get a move on!
    • 1936, Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind, Macmillan Publishers, →ISBN:
      "Yas'm," said Prissy and, turning, sauntered down the walk at snail's gait. "Hurry, you slow poke!"
    • 1990, Helen Nearing, Simple Food for the Good Life: Random Acts of Cooking and Pithy Quotations[1], Chelsea Green Publishing, →ISBN:
      Some cooks are diddlers and slowpokes. Some are efficient speed demons.

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