See also: ALCO, Alco, and alço



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Etymology 1Edit


alco (plural alcos)

  1. A small South American dog, domesticated by the natives.
    • 1803, John Browne Cutting, “A Succinct History of Jamaica” in Robert Charles Dallas, The History of the Maroons, London: Longman and Rees, Volume 1, pp. lxxviii-lxxix,[1]
      [] the alco, a mute little dog, caressing and sequacious, once loved and cherished by its poor Indian masters, is like them exterminated.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for alco in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

Etymology 2Edit



alco (plural alcos)

  1. (slang, Britain, Australia) An alcoholic.