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agog

[ uh-gog ]
/ əˈgɒg /
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adjective

highly excited by eagerness, curiosity, anticipation, etc.

adverb

in a state of eager desire; excitedly.

RELATED WORDS

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

Nearby words

agnosia, agnostic, agnosticism, agnus dei, ago, agog, agogic, agogics, agomphosis, agon, agonadal

Origin of agog

1535–45; variant of on gog (in phrase set on gog rouse, stir up) < Middle French en gogues; see à gogo
SYNONYMS FOR agog
1 awestruck, enthralled.

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-agog


variant of -agogue.
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British Dictionary definitions for agog

agog

/ (əˈɡɒɡ) /

adjective

(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

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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