Psycho vs Loco - What's the difference?

psycho | loco |

As an adjective psycho

is (colloquial|or|pejorative) psychotic, or otherwise insane.

As a noun psycho

is (pejorative|slang) a person who is psychotic or otherwise insane.

As a verb loco is


Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en adjective)
  • (colloquial, or, pejorative) Psychotic, or otherwise insane.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (pejorative, slang) A person who is psychotic or otherwise insane.
  • The loony bin up on the hill is full of psychos .
  • (pejorative, slang) A person who acts in a bizarre or dangerous manner.
  • She complained that he was a psycho for driving at such a high speed in heavy traffic.
  • (informal) A class, at a college or university, in which psychology is taught.
  • "I've got anthro, socio, lunch, and psycho."


    * (pejorative for a pyschotic or otherwise insane person) freak, loony, nutcase, wacko * (pejorative for a person acting in a bizarre or dangerous manner) creep, freak, loose cannon, weirdo



    Etymology 1



  • (music) A direction in written or printed music to return to the proper pitch after having played an octave higher or lower.
  • Etymology 2

    (etyl) .


    (en adjective)
  • (colloquial) crazy
  • * 2003 , The New Yorker, 15 Dec 2003, p.56
  • You know, I’m a little loco . Kinda crazy, zany guy.
  • intoxicated by eating locoweed
  • Synonyms
    * pea struck


    (en noun)
  • (botany) certain species of Astragalus'' or ''Oxytropis , capable of causing locoism.
  • Synonyms
    * locoweed

    Etymology 3


    (en noun)
  • (rail transport, informal) a locomotive
  • Anagrams

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