from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Offensive Slang A schizophrenic person.

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  • n. Schizophrenic.


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  • Though alienists might be alienated by the common use of one of their terms to mean “split personality,” the fact is that schizo is Greek for “split.”

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  • It's called schizo-something but I prefer not to talk about it. dernCricket is where my heart is now.

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  • People with many and diverse self identities are typically not "schizo" the often inappropriately applied term for dissociative identity disorder, formerly known as multiple personality disorder.

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  • This makes for the kind of schizo public monologues most often heard on park benches and street corners.

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  • I think the larger issue is that we twenty-first century humans are kind of schizo with respect to drugs.

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  • Conference presenters will address the 'schizo' climate of hype and censorship, focusing on the ethics and aesthetics of digital media environments and (female and male) activities such as blogging, webcamming, chatting, p2p porn, live journals, confession boards, mailing lists and zines.

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  • This kind of schizo-steamroller behavior seemed more natural for a man, at least to me.

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  • Controversy-baiting broadcaster Paul Henry has escaped another broadcasting standards complaint - this time over his use of the term "schizo". - Stuff

  • "The authority considers that, while the use of the term 'schizo' by Mr Henry was intentionally provocative and characteristically insensitive, he said it in a light-hearted manner and in an attempt at humour," it said. - Stuff

  • If you won't take the time to look up the word "schizo", then your problem is your laziness.

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