Definition of saddo in English:

saddo

noun

British
informal
  • A person perceived as contemptible or pathetically inadequate.

    ‘girly mags were for middle-aged saddos, not for right-on young men’
    • ‘I wholly congratulate these girls for finding a way to get lots of free stuff from online saddos without revealing any personal information.’
    • ‘Pity the poor person who wanted to take a ride through their neighbourhood - some smelly no-friends saddos had got there first.’
    • ‘They'd all think I was a saddo trainspotter, which is not the image I want to convey.’
    • ‘It seems more likely that such saddos need help rather than jail sentences.’
    • ‘A more useless, empty-headed crowd of saddos I've seldom if ever met.’
    • ‘Now, to those people who thought that there was something to gossip about, and also the saddos who insist on communicating via the search function - GET A GRIP!’
    • ‘There is a whole industry catering for old saddos who get the shakes if they don't have their daily fix of a sherbet dib-dab.’
    • ‘Maybe the saddos that keep coming here searching for ‘Jessica Lynch + Playboy’ should read this.’
    • ‘He's definitely a saddo, prone to self-pity and playing drippy ballads on his guitar.’
    • ‘Never mind the content of their remarks, even fellow Conservatives saw them as saddos in extra-thick anoraks.’
    • ‘Either I'm the biggest saddo ever to stalk the shops, or I'm the evolutionary peak of bargain hunting perfection.’
    • ‘Yeah, it's so easy to mock something just because you think other people will and you want to get in first in case someone thinks you're a saddo.’
    • ‘So could there be any possible link between being a saddo and/or programming computers (which, let's admit it, are not too far apart) and believing in God?’
    • ‘Imagine our surprise when we come back - having been forced to make do with filled croissants, salads and scones - to find two of said worthy saddos sitting in our seats.’
    • ‘Which other saddos are watching the live coverage?’
    • ‘It is punctuated with ‘is it’ and ‘innit’, uses ‘te’ for ‘to’ and ‘him’ for ‘he’ and a whole bunch of street slang words that older, non-street saddos like me have to work out by way of context.’
    • ‘When the usually grey-haired bad-boy actor Billy Bob Thornton took his bad dye job for a night out in LA, he was labelled a saddo because a man with obviously coloured hair is regarded with suspicion and amusement.’
    • ‘I may be a saddo living in the past, but as my father, an archaeologist, always said, the future is unknown, the present is a mere split second, we really only have the past to look at.’
    • ‘The last thing I want is to spend my new year reading interviews with these limelight-seeking saddos.’

Origin

1990s: extension of sad.

Pronunciation:

saddo

/ˈsadəʊ/