[uhng-koh]Scot. and North England
- remarkable; extraordinary.
- unusual; strange.
- remarkably; extremely.
- something extraordinary or unusual; a novelty.
- uncos, news.
- Obsolete. a stranger.
Origin of unco
1375–1425; late Middle English; variant of uncouth
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Examples from the Web for unco
"It's unco like the night we were wrecked in the Gulf," said Sandy.The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. I (of II)
Charles James Lever
She was unco curious to hear about my Eppie, and how I came to lay her there.Allison Bain
Margaret Murray Robertson
He's unco fu' in his ain house that canna pick a bane in his neighbour's.The Proverbs of Scotland
I'll be seeing you the morn's morn, an' unco gude will be the sight o' you for sair een.Dear Enemy
But maybe it was the lauchin' o' the twa lads, for they thocht it unco fun.Robert Falconer
- unfamiliar, strange, or odd
- remarkable or striking
- very; extremely
- the unco guid narrow-minded, excessively religious, or self-righteous people
- a novel or remarkable person or thing
- obsolete a stranger
- (plural) news
C15: variant of uncouth
- awkward; clumsy
- an awkward or clumsy person
C20: shortened form of uncoordinated
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