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wacko

adjective \ ˈwa-(ˌ)kō \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of wacko

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Origin and Etymology of wacko

by alteration


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wacko

noun
variants: or less commonly whacko

Definition of wacko

:a person who is wacky; also :psycho

Examples of wacko in a Sentence

  1. She's nice but her sister's a real wacko.

  2. some wacko has been sending the actress increasingly disturbing letters

Recent Examples of wacko from the Web

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First Known Use of wacko

1938


WACKO Defined for English Language Learners

wacko

noun

Definition of wacko for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is crazy or very strange and unusual


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