unco

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adjective

un·​co ˈəŋ-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce unco (audio)
-kə
1
chiefly Scotland
b
2
chiefly Scotland : extraordinary

unco

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adverb

: extremely, remarkably, uncommonly
you keep your room unco hotR. L. Stevenson

unco

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noun

plural uncos
1
uncos plural, chiefly Scotland : news, tidings
2
chiefly Scotland : stranger

Examples of unco in a Sentence

Adverb has written an unco fine novel about the war

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Middle English (Scots) unkow, alteration of Middle English uncouth

First Known Use

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adverb

1721, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unco was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Unco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unco. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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