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gonzo


gonzo


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  gonzo  /gon'zoh/  adj  [from  Hunter  S.  Thompson]  1.  With  total 
  commitment,  total  concentration,  and  a  mad  sort  of  panache.  (Thompson's 
  original  sense.)  2.  More  loosely:  Overwhelming;  outrageous;  over  the 
  top  very  large  esp.  used  of  collections  of  source  code,  source  files, 
  or  individual  functions.  Has  some  of  the  connotations  of  {moby}  and 
  {hairy},  but  without  the  implication  of  obscurity  or  complexity.