[ uh-gog ]
/ əˈgɒg /


highly excited by eagerness, curiosity, anticipation, etc.


in a state of eager desire; excitedly.

Nearby words

  1. agnosia,
  2. agnostic,
  3. agnosticism,
  4. agnus dei,
  5. ago,
  6. agogic,
  7. agogics,
  8. agomphosis,
  9. agon,
  10. 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

1. awestruck, enthralled.


variant of -agogue. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for agog


/ (əˈɡɒɡ) /


(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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