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    What does the "sickoes" mean? Is it a plural word?

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    Kerim, I found this entry in an on-line dictionary:

    sicko (noun) Slang pl. sickos
    A deranged, psychotic, or morbidly obsessed person.
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    But Dictionary.com says "its plural is the sickos", not sickoes.

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    Right. They are variants.

    Nouns ending in o preceded by a vowel form their plurals by adding -s to the singular: cameo, cameos; duo, duos; studio, studios; zoo, zoos.

    Most nouns ending in o preceded by a consonant also usually add -s to form the plural: alto, altos; casino, casinos; ego, egos; Latino, Latinos; memo, memos; neutrino, neutrinos; poncho, ponchos; silo, silos. However, some nouns ending in o preceded by a consonant add -es: echo, echoes; hero, heroes; jingo, jingoes; no, noes; potato, potatoes; tomato, tomatoes. Some nouns ending in o preceded by a consonant have two plural forms (the preferred form is given first): buffaloes or buffalos; cargoes or cargos; desperadoes or desperados; halos or haloes; mosquitoes or mosquitos; zeros or zeroes. (The American Heritage Book of English Usage)

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    Thanks...

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