Main definitions of loco in English

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nounplural noun locos

informal British
  • A locomotive.

    • ‘Britain's most famous steam loco’
    • ‘loco sheds’

Pronunciation

loco

/ˈlōkō/ /ˈloʊkoʊ/

Origin

Mid 19th century abbreviation.

Main definitions of loco in English

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adjective

informal
  • Insane; crazy.

    • ‘the fame and success made him go loco’
    • ‘Along with five equally loco Norwegians and a parrot, he survives on fish that literally hurl themselves on deck, meets up with a few sharks, and endures a beaching in Tahiti.’
    • ‘If true, this would not only be one of the most loco funding stories, but it gives more credence to the idea of a poker bubble, in which everyone and their mother is either playing poker or launching some kind of poker venture.’
    • ‘On the couch one evening, our loco analysand is seized by an uncontrollable passion for the ancient medico.’
    • ‘A haywire fembot goes loco at a square-dance; another gets post-coital mammary enlargement via remote control.’
    • ‘It proves that too much sun makes you loco - but in the nicest way.’
    mad, insane, out of one's mind, deranged, demented, not in one's right mind, crazed, lunatic, non compos mentis, unbalanced, unhinged, unstable, disturbed, distracted, mad as a hatter, mad as a March hare, stark mad

Pronunciation

loco

/ˈlōkō/ /ˈloʊkoʊ/

Origin

Mid 19th century from Spanish, ‘insane’.