loco

adverb or adjective
lo·​co | \ ˈlō-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce loco (audio) \

Definition of loco

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: in the register as written used as a direction in music

loco

noun
plural locos or locoes

Definition of loco (Entry 2 of 4)

1 : locoweed
2 : locoism

loco

verb
locoed; locoing; locos

Definition of loco (Entry 3 of 4)

transitive verb

1 : to poison with locoweed
2 : to make frenzied or crazy

loco

adjective

Definition of loco (Entry 4 of 4)

slang
: mentally disordered : crazy, frenzied

Examples of loco in a Sentence

Verb years of living alone had clearly locoed the old rancher Adjective The crowd went loco when she walked out on the stage. He's not just weird, he's positively loco.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Morning Wood, a beloved Hawaiian-Japanese brunch restaurant that drew long lines for enormous plates of gravy-dripping loco moco and chewy matcha mochi pancakes, is coming back to the Peninsula. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Aug. 2022 The menu is inspired by both of their backgrounds, with iconic Pinoy dishes like chicken adobo, sisig and longsilog and Hawaiian items like loco moco, Spam and eggs, and malasadas. Cesar Hernandez, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 July 2022 It’s a Hawaiian-leaning menu with garlic shrimp over rice and plates of loco moco. Jenn Harriscolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 27 June 2022 Or fresh-cut strawberries covered in a thin layer of cream or even elotes loco, the popular street snack that puts a fright wig of condiments on a humble ear of corn. Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2021 The Passion mango is a variation of the popular mangoneada or mango loco flavor, which often includes fresh pieces of mango laced with fruity Chamoy sauce and Tajin chile powder. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 16 Sep. 2021 Professional and amateur cooks compete for bragging rights in this festival and cook-off devoted to the homey South Texas staple fideo loco. Jim Kiest And Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News, 4 Nov. 2021 Look for future specials like a curry loco moco with Japanese curry instead of the typical gravy. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Oct. 2021 Raspados Imperial has both a mango loco and a passion mango flavor on their menu. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 16 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Real investors survey the landscape and look for signs of a market gone loco. Andy Kessler, WSJ, 2 July 2017 As one of my colleagues said, this was straight loco. Ryu Spaeth, New Republic, 28 July 2017 See More

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First Known Use of loco

Adverb or adjective

1786, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for loco

Adverb or adjective

Italian dialect, there, from Latin in loco in the place

Noun

Mexican Spanish, from Spanish, crazy

Adjective

Spanish

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“Loco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loco. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for loco

loco

noun
lo·​co | \ ˈlō-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce loco (audio) \
plural locos or locoes

Medical Definition of loco

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : locoweed
2 : locoism

loco

transitive verb

Medical Definition of loco (Entry 2 of 2)

: to poison with locoweed

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