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Mentally deranged; crazy.
tr.v. lo·coed, lo·co·ing, lo·cos
1. To poison with locoweed.
2. Slang To cause to be mentally deranged; craze.
[Spanish, crazy, possibly from Arabic lawqā', foolish, feminine sing. of 'alwaq, from lāqa, to soften; see lwq in Semitic roots.]
adv. & adj. Music
At the pitch written. Used chiefly as a direction.
[From Italian loco, from Latin locō, ablative of locus, place.]
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informal short for locomotive
1. slang chiefly US insane
2. (Veterinary Science) (of an animal) affected with loco disease
n, pl -cos
(Plants) short for locoweed
3. to poison with locoweed
4. slang US to make insane
[C19: via Mexican Spanish from Spanish: crazy]
(Commerce) denoting a price for goods, esp goods to be exported, that are in a place specified or known, the buyer being responsible for all transport charges from that place: loco Bristol; a loco price.
[C20: from Latin locō from a place]
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n., pl. -cos, n.
2. Slang. an insane person.
4. to poison with locoweed.
5. Slang. to cause to be insane.adj.
6. Slang. out of one's mind; insane; crazy.
[1835–45, Amer.; < Sp: crazy]
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Past participle: locoed
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A Mexican Spanish word meaning crazy.
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|Adj.||1.||loco - informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; "it used to drive my husband balmy"|
bats, batty, bonkers, buggy, crackers, daft, dotty, haywire, kookie, kooky, loony, around the bend, balmy, nuts, round the bend, wacky, whacky, nutty, barmy, loopy, fruity, cracked
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"
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Slang. Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness:
brainsick, crazy, daft, demented, disordered, distraught, dotty, insane, lunatic, mad, maniac, maniacal, mentally ill, moonstruck, off, touched, unbalanced, unsound, wrong.
Chiefly British: crackers.
Law: non compos mentis.
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