un·​co | \ ˈəŋ-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce unco (audio) , -kə \

Definition of unco

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 chiefly Scotland
2 chiefly Scotland : extraordinary

unco

adverb

Definition of unco (Entry 2 of 3)

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

unco

noun
plural uncos

Definition of unco (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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Examples of unco in a Sentence

Adverb has written an unco fine novel about the war

First Known Use of unco

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

History and Etymology for unco

Adjective

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

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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 11 Aug. 2020.

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