gaga

or ga-ga

[ gah-gah ]
/ ˈgɑˌgɑ /

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.

Nearby words

  1. gag order,
  2. gag reflex,
  3. gag rule,
  4. gag rules,
  5. gag-bit,
  6. gagaku,
  7. gagarin,
  8. gagarin, yuri alekseyevich,
  9. gagauzi,
  10. gage

Origin of gaga

1915–20; < French; imitative

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British Dictionary definitions for gaga

gaga

/ (ˈɡɑːɡɑː) /

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

gaga

adj.

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

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