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unco

adjective un·co \ ˈəŋ-(ˌ)kō , -kə \

Definition of unco

1 chiefly Scotland
2 chiefly Scotland :extraordinary

Origin and Etymology of unco

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


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unco

adverb

Definition of unco

:extremely, remarkably, uncommonly
  • you keep your room unco hot
  • —R. L. Stevenson

Examples of unco in a Sentence

  1. has written an unco fine novel about the war

First Known Use of unco

1721


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unco

noun

Definition of unco

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

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First Known Use of unco

1785



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