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Definition of Psycho from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Psycho

 
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a US film (1960) directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Anthony Perkins played Norman Bates, a man with mental problems who owns a hotel and kills people who stay there. The scene in which he kills a woman in a shower is considered one of the most frightening ever filmed. Perkins later played Bates in three more films.