Definitions for gonzoˈgɒn zoʊ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fiercely advocative or partial without regard for balance or objectivity.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Journalism
Origin of gonzo:
1970–75, Amer.; appar. first used by U.S. journalist Hunter S. Thompson (b. 1939); perh. < It: simpleton
A wild or crazy person
Using an unconventional, exaggerated and highly subjective style, often when the reporter is part of the story.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[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.