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  1. in a state of eager desire; excitedly.

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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. (postpositive) highly impatient, eager, or curious

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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