I. adjective Etymology: Middle English (Scots) unkow, alteration of Middle English uncouth Date: 15th century 1. chiefly Scottish a. strange, unknown b. uncanny, weird 2. chiefly Scottish extraordinary II. adverb Date: 1721 extremely, remarkably, uncommonly <
you keep your room unco hot — R. L. Stevenson
III. noun (plural uncos) Date: 1785 1. plural, chiefly Scottish news, tidings 2. chiefly Scottish stranger

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