Gonzo Definition

gŏnzō
adjective
Using an exaggerated, highly subjective style, as in journalism.
American Heritage
Bizarre, unrestrained, or extravagant.
Webster's New World
Crazy or foolish.
Webster's New World
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noun
A wild or crazy person.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Gonzo

Noun

Singular:
gonzo
Plural:
gonzos

Origin of Gonzo

  • 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

  • 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

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