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or ga-ga

[gah-gah] /ˈgɑˌgɑ/
adjective, Informal.
excessively and foolishly enthusiastic:
The public went gaga over the new fashions.
ardently fond; infatuated:
He's gaga over the new girl in class.
demented; crazy; dotty.
Origin of gaga
1915-20; < French; imitative Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Then, very quietly, she took off her own pinafore, and stole across the room and listened at gaga's door.

    Coquette Frank Swinnerton
  • By the way, the chances are that he did not know that gaga was still in the house.

    Boy Scouts in the Canal Zone G. Harvey Ralphson
  • gaga stood there smiling shyly, and looking at her with his appealing eyes.

    Coquette Frank Swinnerton
  • When he found that gaga 251 had indeed stolen the necklace he went after him.

    Boy Scouts in the Canal Zone G. Harvey Ralphson
  • Sally went down to the half-landing and into the small room which gaga had always used for evening work before his marriage.

    Coquette Frank Swinnerton
British Dictionary definitions for gaga


adjective (informal)
senile; doting
slightly crazy
Word Origin
C20: from French, of imitative origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for gaga

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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