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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.
Considering his anti-immigration policies, he shouldn't be calling these nazis wackos as they are the only votes he will get.
Now you can also fear (and with perfectly good reason, too): biological weapons and nerve gas in the subways, terrorist bombings in your office building, the AIDS virus the Ebola virus the flesh-eating streptococcus bacilli and a host of other retroviruses emerging from the rapidly deforested jungles of the world, coteries of right-wing wackos running shadow governments within the actual government, elected officials in the pocket of who knows what corporate interests, a worthless dollar backed up by nothing but faith and free-falling into oblivion.
When these sorts--not so different from the Waco guy--are lumped together with bombers, it blurs the distinction between wackos who initiate violence and wackos who are just peacefully wacky.
By making a pre-emptive psychiatric strike against the wackos on the hustings, the rest of us wouldn't have to suffer through any more Pat Robertsons, David Dukes, Jesse Jacksons or Jerry Browns.
Sure there are the wackos who yell at her or make fun of her for trying to turn a stretch of ugly city street into something nice, but there are also the people who stop to help and support her, Rusty says.