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  1. highly excited by eagerness, curiosity, anticipation, etc.
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  1. in a state of eager desire; excitedly.
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Origin of agog

1535–45; variant of on gog (in phrase set on gog rouse, stir up) < Middle French en gogues; see à gogo

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1. awestruck, enthralled.


  1. variant of -agogue.
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Related Words for agog

anxious, avid, breathless, eager, enthusiastic, excited, expectant, impatient

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Historical Examples of agog

  • "Nobody but you and me," Burke declared, all agog with anticipation of victory at last.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • They tell me that my Shakespearian ideas will set New York agog.

    A Singer from the Sea

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

  • He was agog with joy and eagerness to tell her the good news.

    Hidden Hand

    Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth

  • The Newburys were agog with excitement over the Governor's picnic.

  • For the next week the Osbornes were agog with excitement and interest.

British Dictionary definitions for agog


  1. (postpositive) highly impatient, eager, or curious
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Word Origin for agog

C15: perhaps from Old French en gogues in merriments, origin unknown
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Word Origin and History for agog

adj., adv.

"in a state of desire; in a state of imagination; heated with the notion of some enjoyment; longing" [Johnson], c.1400, perhaps from Old French en gogues "in jest, good humor, joyfulness," from gogue "fun," of unknown origin.

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