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schizo

[skit-soh] /ˈskɪt soʊ/
noun, plural schizos.
1.
a schizophrenic or schizoid person.
adjective
2.
schizophrenic or schizoid.
3.
crazy; wildly eccentric; lunatic.
Also, schitzo, schitz, schiz (for defs 1, 2).
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; by shortening; cf. -o

schizo-

1.
a combining form meaning “split,” used in the formation of compound words:
schizogenetic.
Also, especially before a vowel, schiz-.
Origin
< Greek, combining form representing schízein to part, split
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  • But people, this is a reason to be disappointed, not schizo-kamikaze crazy.
British Dictionary definitions for schizo

schizo

/ˈskɪtsəʊ/
adjective
1.
schizophrenic
noun (pl) -os
2.
a schizophrenic person

schizo-

combining form
1.
indicating a cleavage, split, or division: schizocarp, schizophrenia
Word Origin
from Greek skhizein to split
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Word Origin and History for schizo
n.

1945 (n.), slang shortening of schizophrenic. Schiz in same sense is from 1955 as a noun, 1960 as an adjective.

schizo-

word-forming element meaning "division; split, cleavage," from Latinized form of Greek skhizo-, comb. form of skhizein "to split, cleave, part, separate," from PIE root *skei- "to cut, separate, divide, part, split" (see shed (v.)).

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schizo in Medicine

schizo- or schiz-
pref.

  1. Split; cleft: schizotrichia.

  2. Cleavage; fission: schizogenesis.

  3. Schizophrenia: schizoid.

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Slang definitions & phrases for schizo

schizo

adjective
  1. : a schizo drug addict
  2. (also schizy or schizzy or schizie) Crazy; demented, esp in a self-contradictory way; psychotic; nutty: People in democracies are a little schizzy about authority/ this same schizy little brain (1920s+ fr hospital)
noun

(also schiz) A schizophrenic: Docs find he's a schizo (1945+, variant 1955+)

[fr schizophrenic, schizophrenia]


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Related Abbreviations for schizo

schizo

offensive a schizophrenic person
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