See also: roneo and ronéo



ro(tary) + Neo(style) (the manufacturer's name)


Roneo (plural Roneos)

  1. (chiefly historical) A copying machine using stencils.
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 104:
      For his "sermons" were recorded and Roneo-copied for the benefit of absent members.
    • 1977, Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace, New York Review Books 2006, p. 91:
      on board would be a loyal caid, Hadj Sadok, who had the previous day received a roneo copy of the F.L.N.'s proclamation []


Roneo (third-person singular simple present Roneos, present participle Roneoing, simple past and past participle Roneoed)

  1. To copy using a Roneo stencil machine.
    • 1963, John le Carré, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Penguin Canada 2009, p. 25:
      He pushed across the counter a roneoed form with his particulars entered in a sloping hand.