noun, plural schiz·os.

  1. a schizophrenic or schizoid person.


  1. schizophrenic or schizoid.
  2. crazy; wildly eccentric; lunatic.

  1. a combining form meaning “split,” used in the formation of compound words: schizogenetic.


  1. schizophrenic

noun plural -os

  1. a schizophrenic person

combining form

  1. indicating a cleavage, split, or divisionschizocarp; schizophrenia

n.1945 (n.), slang shortening of schizophrenic. Schiz in same sense is from 1955 as a noun, 1960 as an adjective. word-forming element meaning “division; split, cleavage,” from Latinized form of Greek skhizo-, comb. form of skhizein “to split, cleave, part, separate,” from PIE root *skei- “to cut, separate, divide, part, split” (see shed (v.)). pref.

  1. Split; cleft:schizotrichia.
  2. Cleavage; fission:schizogenesis.
  3. Schizophrenia:schizoid.

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