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English definition of “gonzo”


adjective     /ˈɡɒn.zəʊ/ US  /ɡɑːn.zoʊ/ US slang
(especially used of pieces of writing in newspapers) intended to be shocking and exciting rather than give information: gonzo journalismThe press and news reporting
(Definition of gonzo adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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