Definition of psycho
: a deranged or psychopathic person —not used technically
Examples of psycho in a Sentence
He plays a drug-dealing psycho in the movie.
a story based on a real-life psycho who had serious mother-son issues
Recent Examples of psycho from the Web
Trump attacks 'Psycho' Joe Scarborough, 'Crazy' Mika Brzezinski in Twitter tear (Fox News)
The story screeched upward and spiraled downward within the multi-dimensional spaces of its psycho-quantum world.
And as the story slides from gentle quirkiness into scary-psycho territory, the writer and director, Carson Mell, struggles to stretch what could have been a fairly strong short film to feature length.
Andrew Villareal steals his every scene as Audrey’s black-leather-clad, sadistic dentist boyfriend Orin, pumping laughs from the cheerfully cruel psycho’s every move.
Consider Mahir, psycho ex-girlfriend, MasterCard parody ads, so on and so forth.
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Origin and Etymology of psycho
short for psychopath
First Known Use: 1942See Words from the same year
PSYCHO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of psycho for English Language Learners
: a person who is mentally ill and often dangerous or violent
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