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  1. Jumper:

    My theory is that the phrase arose in part from overintoxication; i.e. “he’s gone, man” or wow, I’m GONE daddy-o” which indeed might be termed hipster lingo. At some point someone with knowledge of, or simply recalling hearing the Italian, added the “zo.”

  2. Gonzo Form:

    So, I know that this thread is a bit old, but I came across it trying to figure out why the term, “Gonzo” is classified as a banned/inappropriate name on certain social media platforms. As I’m a big fan of HST and his style of journalism, I use the term in the name of my photography business. Not sure if this helps out or not, but I actually found a paper written on the etymology of the word. I’ll try to attach a link to the paper.


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