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How could they call him wacko? He's sold more records than anybody in history.
Joseph Jackson

Meaning of "wacko" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WACKO

Back formation from wacky.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WACKO

wacko  [ˈwækəʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WACKO

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wacko can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES WACKO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Wacko

Wacko is a 1983 arcade game by Bally Midway. It debuted during the "Golden Age of Arcade Games". It featured a unique angled, or "sloped" cabinet design and a combination of trackball and joystick controls.

Definition of wacko in the English dictionary

The definition of wacko in the dictionary is mad or eccentric. Other definition of wacko is a mad or eccentric person.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WACKO


antitobacco
ˌæntɪtəˈbækəʊ
bacco
ˈbækəʊ
banco
ˈbæŋkəʊ
coco
ˈkəʊkəʊ
disco
ˈdɪskəʊ
echo
ˈɛkəʊ
eco
ˈiːkəʊ
Franco
ˈfræŋkəʊ
Mexico
ˈmɛksɪˌkəʊ
Monaco
ˈmɒnəˌkəʊ
morocco
məˈrɒkəʊ
nontobacco
ˌnɒntəˈbækəʊ
paco
ˈpækəʊ
poco
ˈpəʊkəʊ
Sacco
ˈsækəʊ
shacko
ˈʃækəʊ
shako
ˈʃækəʊ
squacco
ˈskwækəʊ
tobacco
təˈbækəʊ
Zhangjiakou
ˈdʒæŋˈdʒjækəʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WACKO

wabbler
wabbly
Wace
wack
wacke
wacker
wackier
wackiest
wackily
wackiness
wacky
wacky baccy
wad
Wad Medani
WADA
wadable
Wadai
wadded
Waddenzee
wadder

WORDS THAT END LIKE WACKO

bucko
chocko
decko
gecko
jocko
mud gecko
sicko
socko
thicko
whacko
yucko

Synonyms and antonyms of wacko in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «wacko» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WACKO

Find out the translation of wacko to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wacko from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wacko» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

怪人
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

wacko
570 millions of speakers

English

wacko
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सनकी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مخبول
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Wacko
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

wacko
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

wacko
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

wacko
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Wacko
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

durchgedreht
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

変わったやつ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

미친
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wacko
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

wacko
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

wacko
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वॅको
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kaçık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

wacko
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

świra
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Wacko
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nebun
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

wacko
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wacko
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

wacko
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

wacko
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wacko

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WACKO»

The term «wacko» is quite widely used and occupies the 36.917 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WACKO» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wacko

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2 QUOTES WITH «WACKO»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word wacko.
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James Fallows
Environmental disaster is the gravest threat to China's continued development. That's according to me, but it is not some wacko view.
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Joseph Jackson
How could they call him wacko? He's sold more records than anybody in history.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WACKO»

Discover the use of wacko in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wacko and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Wacko Academy
Perfectly capturing the travails of middle school life, 14-year-old author Faith Wilkins brings a voice of authenticity one girl's adventure of a lifetime.
Faith Wilkins, 2012
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E-Mail Letters from a Wacko
This story tells of the present-day rebuilding of a wall at historic Fort de Chartres and how it came about.
Thomas H. Sarc, 2002
3
Wacko
The cursing, the persecution, the psychosis, the tragedy, and the intrigue that culminated in a final rapprochement; all weaved intricately in the "Wacko." The plot is compellingly weaved in the most masterful fashion.
Arinze Steve Nwaeze, 2004
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Wacko war: strange tales from America, 1941-1945
A unique and often lighthearted look at the American experience, Wacko War: Strange Tales from America, 1941-1945, is a collection of thirteen bizarre-but-true stories from World War II. The anecdotes included cover a wide range of topics, ...
John Hammond Moore, 2001
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The Wacko Baby
Brother and sisters of all ages can relate to the dynamics of this story while learning that altering one’s perspective can turn a negative situation into a positive one.
calibre (0.8.1) [http://calibre-ebook.com], 2011
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The Wacko from Waco: Tell Me Doctor. . . Am I Insane Or Just ...
Tell Me Doctor. . . Am I Insane Or Just Plain Crazy? Carolyn Permentier. THE WACKO FROM WACO TELL ME DOCTOR. . .AM I INSANE OR JUST PLAIN CRAZY? “ANYTHING THAT DIVIDES CANNOT UNITE. RELIGION DIVIDES.
Carolyn Permentier, 2002
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Wacko Hacko:
Nasser Hashmi. Would You Adam And Eve It? Hannah had packed in her job – and was already knee-deep into her new 'cause'. Jamie joined her at a residents' meeting in a community centre in her targeted North London constituency but ...
Nasser Hashmi, 2014
8
Boyos
Wacko got out and left Kevin to park the car. "Hey, Jack, how're you doin'?" one of the doormen said. Wacko smiled and nodded. He reached into his pocket for the ticket. The doorman waved his hands. "No problem, Jack, you're good, come ...
Richard Marinick, 2005
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Camp Wacko: The Drones of Summer
Lily Mason returns to Wackerson Academy, sent by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to expose Dr. Wackerson's evil plot to turn the student body into an army.
Faith Wilkins, 2012
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Vitale: Just Your Average Bald, One-Eyed Basketball Wacko ...
Here's the outrageous national bestseller by Dick Vitale, the colorful, outspoken sports announcer whose name is synonymous with college basketball commentator for ESPN and ABC, Vitale is a nationally known TV personality who is constantly ...
Dick Vitale, 1989

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WACKO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wacko is used in the context of the following news items.
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Louis Roney: My 'wacko' wife
It stated, in short, that my b.w. must be “wacko” to live with me (period). A “wacko” — plain and simple. Nothing more. There was no signature. Because of the ... «Winter Park/Maitland Observer, Jul 15»
2
'Lapdogs' vs. 'wacko birds'? In 2016, a GOP divide on national security
WASHINGTON — South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham joined what is likely to be the biggest presidential field in Republican history Monday, but he seems ... «USA TODAY, Jun 15»
3
Limbaugh: Parenting 'expert' a wacko
Rush Limbaugh's called this “expert” a “wacko” but also noted his attitude was common on the left: “These people are obsessed … with enforcing uniformity on ... «WND.com, May 15»
4
Rand Paul tweaks John McCain: 'Some old guy' who called us …
“Remember there was some old guy, I can't remember his name, who called us wacko birds,” Mr. Paul said, The Washington Post reported. “How wacky is it to ... «Washington Times, May 15»
5
Kathleen Parker | Wacko birds nesting in US Senate
When John McCain originally used “wacko-birds” to describe a few of his Senate colleagues, including now-presidential candidate Ted Cruz, he seems to have ... «The Courier-Journal, Mar 15»
6
'Wacko bird' Tea Party agitator Ted Cruz aims for the White House
Once reviled by fellow Republicans as a “wacko bird” for leading the US government to a 2013 shutdown, resurgent Senator Ted Cruz has turned his ... «Raw Story, Mar 15»
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Smithtown Supervisor Regrets 'Wacko' Comment Caught By Open Mic
SMITHTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A veteran Long Island politician is apologizing after an open microphone caught him making a comment that offended ... «CBS Local, Mar 15»
8
Joel Pollak's Wacko Birds
Joel Pollak's Wacko Birds: The Fall (and Rise) of the Tea Party is a fascinating history, an effective defense, and a thoughtful critique of the Tea Party, all in one. «National Review Online, Sep 14»
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Sarah Palin Invites 'Wacko Birds' Author Joel Pollak to Dinner for …
Pollak, as he details in Wacko Birds, said the “vast majority of Americans agree with what the Tea Party stands for,” but the “media has set out to tarnish it,” often ... «Breitbart News, Sep 14»
10
Wacko from Waco: Billy Joe Shaver Talks about his Forthcoming …
Country singers Billy Joe Shaver and Willie Nelson go back. Way back. Shaver recalls first meeting the fellow Texan back in 1953. "I was just a kid when I met ... «Cleveland Scene Weekly, Jul 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Wacko [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/wacko>. May 2022 ».
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