[ uh-gog ]
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  1. highly excited by eagerness, curiosity, anticipation, etc.

  1. in a state of eager desire; excitedly.

Origin of agog

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

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  1. variant of -agogue. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use agog in a sentence

  • Perhaps you don't know it, but the town is agog with what it is pleased to term your infatuation for Mrs. Brown.

    The White Shield | Myrtle Reed
  • Meanwhile within the van der Griff house all were agog with excitement in expectation of the arrival of the distinguished guest.

    A Parody Outline of History | Donald Ogden Stewart
  • He wondered, and as he had no respect for either the Old Man or Hinkel, he kept his ears agog for more.

    The Viking Blood | Frederick William Wallace

British Dictionary definitions for agog


/ (əˈɡɒɡ) /

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

Origin of agog

C15: perhaps from Old French en gogues in merriments, origin unknown

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