Gonzo meaning

gŏnzō
Using an exaggerated, highly subjective style, as in journalism.
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(journalism) Using an unconventional, exaggerated and highly subjective style, often when the reporter takes part in the events of the story.
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Extreme, unconventional, or bizarre.

Gonzo artwork; a gonzo snowboarding style.

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Crazy, excited, or unrestrained.

Fans went gonzo when the band came out.

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Bizarre, unrestrained, or extravagant.
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Crazy or foolish.
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A wild or crazy person.
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Origin of gonzo

  • Perhaps Italian simpleton (perhaps short for Borgonzone , Burgundian) or Spanish ganso dullard, goose (of Germanic origin ghans- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Coined in 1971 by Boston Globe editor Bill Cardoso. Of uncertain origin; OED proposes Italian gonzo "fool" and/or Spanish ganso "fool, goose". The etymology supplied by Cardoso himself (French gonzeaux) is spurious.

    From Wiktionary