amok /əˈmɒk / amuck

a

I. adverb (in phrase run amok)

1. behave uncontrollably and disruptively

stone-throwing anarchists were running amok.
– origin mid 17th cent.: via Portuguese amouco, from Malay amok ‘rushing in a frenzy’. Early use was as a noun denoting a Malay in a homicidal frenzy.

Add Comment

By Oxford

Oxford

Get in touch

Quickly communicate covalent niche markets for maintainable sources. Collaboratively harness resource sucking experiences whereas cost effective meta-services.