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Definition of "loco" []

  • Slang Mad; insane. (adjective)
  • See locoweed. (noun)
  • See loco disease. (noun)
  • To poison with locoweed. (verb-transitive)
  • Slang To make insane; craze. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "loco" in a sentence
  • "In the words _pulsi loco cedere ausi erant_, _loco_ is to be joined, as Dietsch observes, with cedere_, not, as Kritzius puts it, with _pulsi_."
  • ""Very true, gudewife," said Saddletree in reply, "we are _in loco parentis_ to him during his years of pupillarity, and I hae had thoughts of applying to the Court for a commission as factor _loco tutoris, _ seeing there is nae tutor nominate, and the tutor-at-law declines to act; but only I fear the expense of the procedure wad not be _in rem versam, _ for I am not aware if Willie has ony effects whereof to assume the administration.""
  • "| The difference between in loco parentis and loco school principals »"