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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wak-oh]
    • /ˈwæk oʊ/
    • /ˈwæk.əʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wak-oh]
    • /ˈwæk oʊ/

Definitions of wacko word

  • noun plural wacko Also, wack. an eccentric, strange, or odd person. 1
  • abbreviation WACKO wacky. 1
  • noun wacko Mad; insane. 1
  • noun wacko insane person 1
  • adjective wacko insane, crazy 1
  • adjective wacko If you say that someone is wacko, you are saying in an unkind way that they are strange and eccentric. 0

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Origin of wacko

First appearance:

before 1970
One of the 2% newest English words
1970-75, Americanism; see wacky, -o

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Parts of speech for Wacko


wacko popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for wacko

noun wacko

  • crackpot — If you describe someone or their ideas as crackpot, you disapprove of them because you think that their ideas are strange and crazy.
  • crank — If you call someone a crank, you think their ideas or behaviour are strange.
  • crazy — If you describe someone or something as crazy, you think they are very foolish or strange.
  • dingbat — Slang. an eccentric, silly, or empty-headed person.
  • flake — fake2 (defs 2, 3).

Top questions with wacko

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