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Word of the Day – Waldo

By October 13, 2015Word of the Day

Waldo (n)


A remote-controlled device for handling or manipulating objects, ie a TV ‘clicker’.

Taken from Robert Heinlein’s short story Waldo, where the protagonist is too weak to even hold a spoon, so he makes a robotic hand to do everything for him.

Example sentences

“Ugh I’ve lost the waldo again, can you check the sofa please.”

“Using a waldo, I minimise any risk of cross contamination.”

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