- expressing adoration; foolishly amorous: They sat there making goo-goo eyes at each other.
Examples from the Web for goo-goo
"I can stand it if you can," says I, and she tips me a goo-goo smile that was all to the candied violets.Shorty McCabe
Goo-Goo seemed like an intimate friend, because of the writing-lessons.Nine Little Goslings
But a month after he got there, Mussolini started to pop his goo-goo eyes at Ethiopia.The Five Arrows
It is goo-goo eyes or "git" when he looks toward a pretty girl.The Voice of the City
It makes curious devilish noises when not satisfied, and says "goo-goo" when it is.The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories
Word Origin and History for goo-goo
"amorous," 1900, perhaps connected with goggle, because the earliest reference is in goo-goo eyes. The sense of "baby-talk" is from 1863. Use in reference to politics began 1890s, and seems to be a shortening of Good Government as a movement to clean up municipal corruption in Boston, New York, etc. It soon was extended to mean "naive political reformer."