You'd think this was straight out of psycho (an adaptation of a book by Robert Bloch, by the way).
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.
After allowing his lesser-known rapper friend, the shrieking psycho Egyptian, to stall until he was ready, Blanco takes the stage.
Down the hall, a patient screamed suddenly in the psycho ward.
It was so in keeping with his features that it served to strengthen the psycho diagnosis.
Maybe he was psycho and they didn't notice; they had some godawful asses for psychiatrists in war medicine.
psycho wouldn't do you any good if you weren't, that's the truth.
Hell, don't you know any language but that psycho double-talk?
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."
psycho psy·cho (sī'kō)
A psychopath. adj.
psycho- or psych-
Mind; mental: psychogenic.
Mental activities or processes: psychomotor.
Psychology; psychological: psychosocial.
: a special psycho channel that I know nothing about
A crazy person; maniac; psychopath; nut: no buzzing broad, no nympho, no psycho, no bitch (1942+)
[probably fr psychotic; the form psychot, ''psychopath,'' is found by the 1940s]