What does gonzo mean?

Definitions for gonzoˈgɒn zoʊ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word gonzo.


  1. gonzo(Noun)

    A wild or crazy person

  2. gonzo(Adjective)

    Using an unconventional, exaggerated and highly subjective style, often when the reporter is part of the story.


  1. Gonzo

    Gonzo, stylized as GONZO, is a Japanese anime studio formed by former Gainax staff members, owned by the company's corporate parent, the GDH group. In June 2006, it signed a long-term output deal with the anime television network, Animax, which saw Animax broadcasting all of Gonzo's anime titles across all of its networks around the world, including Japan, Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and Latin America and from November 2007 on Southern Africa's DSTV satellite network. As of 2008 they decided to stream some of their airing anime on video sites such as: YouTube, Crunchyroll, and BOST. The studio had a financial problem in their closing account in the 2008-2009 term and stated its deficit was estimated over 30 million dollars. Since this deficit, Gonzo has started to post better earnings due to the release of titles such as Rosario Vampire to Western online streaming websites such as Netflix. The marketing of these products to western audiences has returned Gonzo to financial stability, and Gonzo has posted higher than expected profit margins.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. gonzo

    [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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gonzo in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gonzo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jerry Coleman:

    Gonzo leaps like a giraffe and grabs it.

  2. Hunter S. Thompson:

    Gonzo journalism is a style of reporting based on William Faulkner's idea that the best fiction is far more true than any kind of journalism -- and the best journalists have always known this. True gonzo reporting needs the talents of a master journalist, the eye of an artist/photographer and the heavy balls of an actor. Because the writer must be a participant in the scene, while he's writing it -- or at least taping it, or even sketching it. Or all three. Probably the closest analogy to the ideal would be a film director/producer who writes his own scripts, does his own camera work and somehow manages to film himself in action, as the protagonist or at least a main character.

Images & Illustrations of gonzo

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