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1. adjective, offensive slang A shortening of "psychopathic," used generally to mean crazy or mentally unstable and likely to engage in harmful antisocial behavior. I still get weird phone calls from my psycho ex-boyfriend from time to time. I had a real psycho professor last year who used to scream and shout at us throughout the lecture.
2. noun, offensive slang A shortening of "psychopath," used generally to mean a crazy or mentally unstable person, typically one who engages in harmful antisocial behavior. Don't be such a psycho—if you don't want something, just say so, don't throw it across the room at me! You've got to be careful at night, man—a lot of psychos out there.
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n. a psychopathic person; a crazy person. Pat is turning into a real psycho.
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