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gonzo

1. adjective, slang Of journalistic works, especially first person accounts, highly subjective and over-the-top, in contrast to a traditional style characterized by impartiality and detachment. Her gonzo coverage of the convention has more truth in it than most of the mainstream reporting.
2. adjective, slang Wildly enthusiastic (for someone or something). I've never understood that pop star's popularity, but kids just go gonzo over her.
3. adjective, slang Very exaggerated. That's a gonzo rumor, if you ask me—I don't believe it at all.
4. noun, slang Someone who is wacky or foolish. Don't pay attention to that gonzo's wild notions.
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gonzo

(ˈgɑnzo)
1. n. a silly or foolish person. Some gonzo is on the phone asking for the president of the universe.
2. mod. crazy. Who drew this gonzo picture of me?
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That this critique of essentialist identity occurs in a gonzo text, with Acosta drawing on Anglo in addition to Chicano influences, including Thompson but also New Journalists like Truman Capote and Tom Wolfe, only further serves to potentially isolate Acosta from the Chicano Movement.
In this case, the drawing of the Manson groupies under the heading of "cockroach" is a gonzo move, a provocative and problematic redrawing of the boundaries of identity.
His high and full cheeks, twitchy movements, and quick words made him as obvious a Skwerl as Gonzales was a Gonzo.