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gaga

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[gah-gah]
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adjective Informal.
  1. excessively and foolishly enthusiastic: The public went gaga over the new fashions.
  2. ardently fond; infatuated: He's gaga over the new girl in class.
  3. demented; crazy; dotty.
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Origin of gaga

1915–20; < French; imitative
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gaga

adjective informal
  1. senile; doting
  2. slightly crazy
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Word Origin

C20: from French, of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for gaga

adj.

"crazy, silly," 1920, probably from French gaga "senile, foolish," probably imitative of meaningless babbling.

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