- a psychopathic or psychotic person.
- a crazy or mentally unstable person.
- psychopathic or psychotic.
- crazy; mentally unstable.
Origin of psycho
- a combining form representing psyche (psychological) and psychological (psychoanalysis) in compound words.
Origin of psycho-
Examples from the Web for psycho
In Psycho a psychiatrist (the young Simon Oakland) tells us in clinical terms what we've seen.
When, in succession, he made Vertigo (1958), North by Northwest (1959), Psycho (1960), and The Birds (1963).
To bolster my case I told him we should actually call it Pursuito, like Vertigo or Psycho.
From Psycho to Frankenstein, watch scenes from the director's 10 favorite creepy classics.Wes Craven's Favorite Scary Movies
October 30, 2014
Revisit that horrid 1997 Psycho redo, or the misguided ABC miniseries version of The Shining that came out the same year.‘Rosemary’s Baby’: How NBC Gave Birth to a New Version of Roman Polanski’s Horror Classic
May 9, 2014
Down the hall, a patient screamed suddenly in the psycho ward.Criminal Negligence
Jesse Francis McComas
It was so in keeping with his features that it served to strengthen the psycho diagnosis.The Old Martians
Roger Phillips Graham
Hell, don't you know any language but that psycho double-talk?The Planet Savers
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Psycho wouldn't do you any good if you weren't, that's the truth.Dangerous Ages</p>
Maybe he was psycho and they didn't notice; they had some godawful asses for psychiatrists in war medicine.The Brain
- an informal and offensive word for psychopath or psychopathicSee psychopath
sometimes before a vowel psych-
- indicating the mind or psychological or mental processespsychology; psychogenesis; psychosomatic
Word Origin and History for psycho
word-forming element meaning "mind, mental; spirit, unconscious," from Greek psykho-, combining form of psykhe (see psyche). It also was used to form compounds in Greek, e.g. psychopates "soul-beguiling."
- A psychopath.
- Crazy; insane.
- Mind; mental:psychogenic.
- Mental activities or processes:psychomotor.
- Psychology; psychological:psychosocial.