plural sickos
: a person who is mentally or morally sick
sicko adjective

Examples of sicko in a Sentence

She was afraid to walk alone for fear some sicko might be lurking in the shadows. some sicko caught peeking in people's windows at night
Recent Examples on the Web What kind of sicko would move his family into a home where gruesome murders happened? Leigh Hewett, EW.com, 15 Dec. 2022 The sicko was previously rumored to have had a fascination with dead cats and had threatened to kidnap, kill and rape girls who shunned him online. Fox News, 31 May 2022 Dating, of course, is a separate animal from long-term relationships—and more prone to ghostings and dud dates and the occasional absolute sicko. Alex McElroy, ELLE, 16 Feb. 2022 Two From Spanish sicko Mar Targarona comes this fine addition to the canon of People Stuck To Things cinema, joining the sadistic likes of Saw and Netflix’s own Gerald’s Game. Charles Bramesco, Vulture, 20 Dec. 2021 But now that Logan has had to confront the fact that his son is, in his opinion, a sicko? Jackson McHenry, Vulture, 8 Dec. 2021 Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood, covers a lot of territory in three acts, all set in the Los Angeles of 1969 just as Charles Manson was working his sicko spell on a group of slavish followers. Time, 22 July 2019 After the Parkland, Florida, shooting, even President Trump was quick to blame the perpetrator’s mental health and the mental health system, using words like nuts, crazy, and sicko to describe him. Jessica A. Gold, M.d., Glamour, 14 Mar. 2018 What a brave little girl who came forward to her parents and put an end to the actions of this sicko. Dave Orrick, Twin Cities, 9 Feb. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sicko was in 1963

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“Sicko.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sicko. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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