or ga-ga


adjective Informal.

excessively and foolishly enthusiastic: The public went gaga over the new fashions.
ardently fond; infatuated: He's gaga over the new girl in class.
demented; crazy; dotty.

Origin of gaga

1915–20; < French; imitative Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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adjective informal

senile; doting
slightly crazy

Word Origin for gaga

C20: from French, of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for gaga

"crazy, silly," 1920, probably from French gaga "senile, foolish," probably imitative of meaningless babbling.

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