Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Hence To make crazy or in any way eccentric: as, he's plumb locoed.
  • Derived from loco-weed.
  • noun Same as loco-weed.
  • noun A disease of animals resulting from eating loco-weeds.
  • noun An abbreviated form of locomotive.
  • To poison with the loco-weed or crazy-weed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Originally Southwestern U. S., now slang Insane; crazy.
  • noun colloq. A locomotive.
  • adverb (Mus.) A direction in written or printed music to return to the proper pitch after having played an octave higher.
  • noun (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 loco weed.
  • noun (Bot.) Any one of various leguminous plants or weeds besides Astragalus, whose herbage is poisonous to cattle, as Spiesia Lambertii, syn. Oxytropis Lambertii.
  • transitive verb To poison with loco; to affect with the loco disease; hence (Colloq.), to render insane or mad.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb music A direction in written or printed music to return to the proper pitch after having played an octave higher or lower.
  • noun rail transport, informal locomotive
  • adjective colloquial crazy
  • adjective intoxicated by eating locoweed
  • noun botany certain species of Astragalus or Oxytropis, capable of causing locoism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective informal or slang terms for mentally irregular

Etymologies

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Italian

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Abbreviation of locomotive.

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Spanish loco ("insane, crazy"), from loco ("loose"). From Ancient Greek γλαυκός ("clear") or Arabic لَوَق (láwaq, "foolishness").

Examples

  • 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_.

    Conspiracy of Catiline and the Jurgurthine War

  • "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."

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Volume 1

  • "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."

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete

  • 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.

    The difference between in loco parentis and loco school principals

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    The difference between in loco parentis and loco school principals

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  • Lance Mannion: The difference between in loco parentis and loco school principals

    The difference between in loco parentis and loco school principals

  • Protect your son and forget the in loco parentis crap.

    The difference between in loco parentis and loco school principals

  • 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.

    Lance Mannion:

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