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unco

[ uhng-koh ]

adjective

  1. remarkable; extraordinary.
  2. unusual; strange.


adverb

  1. remarkably; extremely.

noun

, plural un·cos.
  1. something extraordinary or unusual; a novelty.
  2. uncos, news.
  3. Obsolete. a stranger.

unco

1

/ ˈʌŋkəʊ /

adjective

  1. awkward; clumsy


noun

  1. an awkward or clumsy person

unco

2

/ ˈʌŋkəʊ /

adjective

  1. unfamiliar, strange, or odd
  2. remarkable or striking

adverb

  1. very; extremely
  2. the unco guid
    the unco guid narrow-minded, excessively religious, or self-righteous people

noun

  1. a novel or remarkable person or thing
  2. obsolete.
    a stranger
  3. plural news

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Word History and Origins

Origin of unco1

1375–1425; late Middle English; variant of uncouth

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Word History and Origins

Origin of unco1

C20: shortened form of uncoordinated

Origin of unco2

C15: variant of uncouth

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Example Sentences

The place where all this “fou and unco happy” work was transacted is now the school chapel of the Wesleyans.

We were unco gleg to win hame when a' this was dune, an' after steekin' the door, to sit an' birsle oor taes at the bit blaze.

Captain Hoseason,” returned my uncle, “you keep your room unco hot.

“This is unco hard on me that brought him here, James,” said he, throwing his head back.

Mr. Soulis had heard tell o' black men mony's the time; but there was something unco about this black man that daunted him.

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