- full of energy, vitality, or daring: the go-go generation.
- stylish, modern, or up-to-date: the go-go social set.
- of or relating to the music and dancing performed at discotheques or nightclubs.
- performing at a discotheque or nightclub.
- seeking large earnings quickly by trading aggressively and often speculatively in stocks: a go-go mutual fund.
- marked by swift price upswings due to excessive speculation: a go-go stock.
- being a time of great prosperity, economic growth, and optimism: the go-go years of the 1920s.
Origin of go-go
or à Go·go, à go-go
- as much as you like; to your heart's content; galore: food and drink à gogo.
- with go-go music and dancing or a go-go atmosphere (used especially in the names of cabarets, discotheques, and the like): They danced all night at the Mistral à gogo.
Origin of à gogo
1960–65; < French, Middle French; gogo perhaps by reduplication and alteration of gogue witticism, jest (French goguette), expressive word of obscure origin
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T. H. Pardo de Tavera
- informal as much as one likes; galorewine à gogo
C20: from French
- of or relating to discos or the lively music and dancing performed in them
- dynamic or forceful
C20: altered from French à-gogo aplenty, ad lib: sense influenced by English verb go
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Word Origin and History for gogo
1964, "fashionable," from slang the go "the rage" (1962); see go. First appearance of go-go dancer is from 1965.
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