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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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Performers should beef up their security, access to weapons should be restricted, and potentially dangerous wackos should be pinpointed before they act on their worst impulses.
when we're dependent on Iranian mullahs and wackos in Venezuela."
In an e-mail to a lawyer, Scanlon explained it this way: "Simply put we want to bring out the wackos to vote against something and make sure the rest of the public lets the whole thing slip past them.
The script stated that the fictitious terrorists were a group of home-schooling radicals labeled "Wackos Against Schools and Education" who believed everyone should be home schooled.
Considering his anti-immigration policies, he shouldn't be calling these nazis wackos as they are the only votes he will get.