Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

gonzo

play
adjective gon·zo \ˈgän-(ˌ)zō\

Simple Definition of gonzo

  • : having a very strange or unusual quality

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gonzo

  1. 1 :  idiosyncratically subjective but engagé <gonzo journalism>

  2. 2 :  bizarre

  3. 3 :  freewheeling or unconventional especially to the point of outrageousness <a gonzo comedian>

Origin and Etymology of gonzo

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1971



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up gonzo? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).