American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Slang Mad; insane.
- n. See locoweed.
- n. See loco disease.
- v. To poison with locoweed.
- v. Slang To make insane; craze.
- adv. Music At the pitch written. Used chiefly as a direction.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as loco-weed.
- n. A disease of animals resulting from eating loco-weeds. The brain of the animal is affected; it commonly loses both flesh and strength, and death ensues, though not necessarily soon. See
- To poison with the loco-weed or crazy-weed.
- Derived from loco-weed.
- Hence To make crazy or in any way eccentric: as, he's plumb locoed.
- n. An abbreviated form of locomotive.
- adv. music A direction in written or printed music to return to the proper pitch after having played an octave higher or lower.
- n. rail transport, informal locomotive
- adj. colloquial crazy
- adj. intoxicated by eating locoweed
- n. botany certain species of Astragalus or Oxytropis, capable of causing locoism.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. (Mus.) A direction in written or printed music to return to the proper pitch after having played an octave higher.
- n. (Bot.) A plant (Astragalus Hornii) growing in the Southwestern United States, which is said to poison horses and cattle, first making them insane. The name is also given vaguely to several other species of the same genus. Called also
- n. (Bot.) Any one of various leguminous plants or weeds besides Astragalus, whose herbage is poisonous to cattle, as Spiesia Lambertii, syn. Oxytropis Lambertii.
- v. To poison with loco; to affect with the loco disease; hence (Colloq.), to render insane or mad.
- n. colloq. A locomotive.
- adj. Originally Southwestern U. S., now slang Insane; crazy.
- adj. informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
- Spanish loco ("insane, crazy"), from loco ("loose"). From Ancient Greek γλαυκός ("clear") or Arabic لَوَق (láwaq, "foolishness"). (Wiktionary)
- Spanish, crazy, possibly from Arabic lawqā', foolish, feminine sing. of 'alwaq, from lāqa, to soften; see lwq in Semitic roots.From Italian loco, from Latin locō, ablative of locus, place. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In the words _pulsi loco cedere ausi erant_, _loco_ is to be joined, as Dietsch observes, with cedere_, not, as Kritzius puts it, with _pulsi_.”
“Very true, gudewife," said Saddletree in reply, "we are _in loco parentis_ to him during his years of pupillarity, and I hae had thoughts of applying to the Court for a commission as factor _loco tutoris, _ seeing there is nae tutor nominate, and the tutor-at-law declines to act; but only I fear the expense of the procedure wad not be _in rem versam, _ for I am not aware if Willie has ony effects whereof to assume the administration.”
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“There followed a discussion about the concept of in loco parentis, which I'm sure was about as productive as all our father and son talks --- the results were probably mixed and I won't know how Ward Cleeverish I managed to be until he's thirty-five or so and comes to me to tell me about the father and child talks he's having with his own kids.”
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“While as individual parents we've granted them powers in loco parentis, collectively, as members of society, we've also granted them powers in loco excolo -- They get to act like cops.”
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