Definition of psycho in English:

psycho

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nounplural noun psychos

  • 1 informal An unstable and aggressive person.

    • ‘my ex is a total psycho’
    1. 1.1often offensive A person affected by chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior; a psychopath.
      ‘The speech was basically: men are psychos, Americans are psychos, the Americans want to exterminate the planet, and naked protest will end the nuclear age.’
      • ‘I don't want to be put in there with a bunch of crazy psychos… I'm not a bad person.’
      • ‘Second, my best friend and crush is being stalked by crazy, murderous psychos.’
      • ‘Kleptomaniacs, kitchen drinkers, Fatal Attraction type psychos, obsessive-compulsives, and other problem individuals are usually discovered in this phase.’
      • ‘It's unpleasant, but it's more unpleasant to be faced with true psychos / junkies on the subway.’
      madman, madwoman, mad person, deranged person, maniac, lunatic, psychotic, sociopath

Pronunciation

psycho

/ˈsīkō/ /ˈsaɪkoʊ/

adjective

  • 1 informal Exhibiting unstable and aggressive behavior.

    • ‘there's some kind of psycho shark out there’
    1. 1.1often offensive Psychopathic.
      ‘I love blood and gore and crazed psycho killers come back from the dead.’
      • ‘They were scrawny but muscly trashy types, like my in-and-out, in-and-out of prison psycho cousin.’
      • ‘I would come back and watch all my favourite violent psycho movies.’
      • ‘Next is Melanie, doing that psycho laugh of hers from the old days.’
      • ‘I always thought that those psycho girls who stalked band members and actors were just make believe, until now.’

Pronunciation

psycho

/ˈsīkō/ /ˈsaɪkoʊ/

Origin

Early 20th century abbreviation.