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wack·o

 (wăk′ō) also whack·o (wăk′ō, hwăk′ō)Slang
n. pl. wack·os
A person regarded as eccentric or irrational: "a catchy pop portrait of a wacko who talks to himself in French" (Phoebe Hoban).
adj.
Wacky.

[Alteration of wacky.]

wacko

(ˈwækəʊ)
adj
mad or eccentric
n, pl wackos
a mad or eccentric person
[C20: back formation from wacky]

wack•o

(ˈwæk oʊ)

n., pl. wack•os,
adj. Slang. n.
1. Also, wack. an eccentric person.
adj.
2. wacky.
[1970–75, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wacko - a person who is regarded as eccentric or madwacko - a person who is regarded as eccentric or mad
eccentric, eccentric person, oddball, flake, geek - a person with an unusual or odd personality
Translations

wacko

[ˈwækəʊ] ADJcolgado, excéntrico

wacko

[ˈwækəʊ] adj (= crazy) → dingo

wacko

adj (inf)durchgedreht (inf)
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I wish you'd tell your viewers that both Pat Robertson and Mel Gibson strike me as wackos.