gonzo

adjective gon·zo \ ˈgän-(ˌ)zō \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of gonzo

1 :of, relating to, or being a style of journalism marked by a lack of objectivity due to the writer's immersion in the subject and often participation in the activity being documented
  • gonzo journalism
  • a gonzo journalist
2 informal
a :outlandishly unconventional, outrageous, or extreme
  • a gonzo comedian
b :very strange or unusual :bizarre
  • gonzo notions

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Origin and Etymology of gonzo

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GONZO Defined for English Language Learners

gonzo

adjective

Definition of gonzo for English Language Learners

  • : having a very strange or unusual quality


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