psycho

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See also: psycho-

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Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of psychotic and psychopath +‎ -o (person with characteristic).

Adjective[edit]

psycho (comparative more psycho, superlative most psycho)

  1. (colloquial or derogatory) Psychotic, or otherwise insane.
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Noun[edit]

psycho (plural psychos)

  1. (derogatory, slang) A person who is psychotic or otherwise insane.
    The loony bin up on the hill is full of psychos.
    Synonyms: freak, loony, nutcase, wacko
  2. (derogatory, slang) A person who acts in a bizarre or dangerous manner.
    She complained that he was a psycho for driving at such a high speed in heavy traffic.
    Synonyms: creep, freak, loose cannon, weirdo
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Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of psychology.

Noun[edit]

psycho (uncountable)

  1. (informal) A class, at a college or university, in which psychology is taught.
    I've got anthro, socio, lunch, and psycho.