unco

unco

[uhng-koh] Scot. and North England.
adjective
1.
remarkable; extraordinary.
2.
unusual; strange.
adverb
4.
remarkably; extremely.
noun, plural uncos.
5.
something extraordinary or unusual; a novelty.
6.
uncos, news.
7.
Obsolete. a stranger.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English; variant of uncouth

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unco1 (ˈʌŋkəʊ)
 
adj , uncoer, uncoest
1.  unfamiliar, strange, or odd
2.  remarkable or striking
 
adv
3.  very; extremely
4.  the unco guid narrow-minded, excessively religious, or self-righteous people
 
n , uncoer, uncoest, uncos, uncoes
5.  a novel or remarkable person or thing
6.  obsolete a stranger
7.  (plural) news
 
[C15: variant of uncouth]

unco2 (ˈʌŋkəʊ)
 
adj
1.  awkward; clumsy
 
n , uncos
2.  an awkward or clumsy person
 
[C20: shortened form of uncoordinated]

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