Loco



[loh-koh] /ˈloʊ koʊ/

noun, plural locos.
1.
.
2.
Slang. an insane person; maniac.
3.
Veterinary Pathology. .
verb (used with object), locoed, locoing.
4.
to poison with .
5.
Slang. to cause to be insane or crazy.
adjective
6.
Slang. out of one’s mind; insane; crazy.
[in loh-koh] /ɪn ˈloʊ koʊ/
adverb, Latin.
1.
in place; in the proper place.
[in loh-koh pah-ren-tees; English in loh-koh puh-ren-tis] /ɪn ˈloʊ koʊ pɑˈrɛn tis; English ɪn ˈloʊ koʊ pəˈrɛn tɪs/
adverb, Latin.
1.
in the place or role of a parent.
[loh-koh ki-tah-toh; English loh-koh sahy-tey-toh, si-tah-toh] /ˈloʊ koʊ kɪˈtɑ toʊ; English ˈloʊ koʊ saɪˈteɪ toʊ, sɪˈtɑ toʊ/
adverb, Latin.
1.
.
[loh-koh pree-moh ki-tah-toh; English loh-koh prahy-moh sahy-tey-toh, pree-moh si-tah-toh] /ˈloʊ koʊ ˈpri moʊ kɪˈtɑ toʊ; English ˈloʊ koʊ ˈpraɪ moʊ saɪˈteɪ toʊ, ˈpri moʊ sɪˈtɑ toʊ/
adverb, Latin.
1.
.
[loh-koh soo-prah ki-tah-toh; English loh-koh soo-pruh sahy-tey-toh, si-tah-toh] /ˈloʊ koʊ ˈsu prɑ kɪˈtɑ toʊ; English ˈloʊ koʊ ˈsu prə saɪˈteɪ toʊ, sɪˈtɑ toʊ/
adverb, Latin.
1.
.
[soo -oh law-koh; English soo-oh loh-koh] /ˈsʊ oʊ ˈlɔ koʊ; English ˈsu oʊ ˈloʊ koʊ/
adverb, Latin.
1.
in one’s own or rightful place.
/ˈləʊkəʊ/
noun
1.
(informal) short for locomotive
/ˈləʊkəʊ/
adjective
1.
(slang, mainly US) insane
2.
(of an animal) affected with loco disease
noun (pl) -cos
3.
short for locoweed
verb (transitive)
4.
to poison with locoweed
5.
(US, slang) to make insane
/ˈləʊkəʊ/
adjective
1.
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
/ɪn ˈləʊkəʊ pəˈrɛntɪs/
uknown
1.
in place of a parent: said of a person acting in a parental capacity
/ˈlɒkəʊ sɪˈtɑːtəʊ/
uknown
1.
in the place or passage quoted Abbreviation loc. cit, lc
/ˈsuːəʊ ˈlɒkəʊ/
adverb
1.
(mainly law) in a person or thing’s own or rightful place
adj.

1844, American English, from Spanish loco (adj.) “insane,” of uncertain origin, perhaps from Arabic lauqa, fem. of ‘alwaq “fool, crazy person.” Loco-weed (1877) was name given to species of western U.S. plants that cause cattle and horse diseases that make them stagger and act strangely.

Latin, literally “in the place of a parent” (see parent).
in loco parentis [(in loh-koh puh-ren-tis)]

To assume the duties and responsibilities of a parent: “Because Jack’s parents were out of town, his sister acted in loco parentis and punished him for staying out so late.” From Latin, meaning “in the place of a parent.”

Note: At one time, colleges and universities acted in loco parentis for their students, but this is no longer true.

adjective

Crazy; nuts: He took one look and just went loco (1887+)

noun

: She’s acting like a loco

[fr Spanish, ”insane”]

noun

A locomotive (1940s+ Railroad)

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