[ uhng-koh ]
/ ˈʌŋ koʊ /
Scot. and North England


remarkable; extraordinary.
unusual; strange.


remarkably; extremely.

noun, plural un·cos.

Origin of unco

1375–1425; late Middle English; variant of uncouth
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British Dictionary definitions for unco (1 of 2)

/ (ˈʌŋkəʊ) Scot /

adjective uncoer or uncoest

unfamiliar, strange, or odd
remarkable or striking


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

noun plural uncos or uncoes

Word Origin for unco

C15: variant of uncouth

British Dictionary definitions for unco (2 of 2)

/ (ˈʌŋkəʊ) Australian informal /


awkward; clumsy

noun plural uncos

an awkward or clumsy person

Word Origin for unco

C20: shortened form of uncoordinated
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