[ goh-goh ]
/ ˈgoʊ goʊ /


Nearby words

  1. goggler,
  2. goggles,
  3. gogh,
  4. gogh, vincent van,
  5. goglet,
  6. gogol,
  7. gogra,
  8. gohonzon,
  9. goi,
  10. goidel


[ goh-goh ]
/ ˈgoʊˌgoʊ /

adjective Informal.

Origin of go-go

1960–65; reduplication of go1, influenced in some senses by à gogo

à gogo

or à Go·go, à go-go

[ uh goh-goh ]
/ ə ˈgoʊˌgoʊ /


as much as you like; to your heart's content; galore: food and drink à gogo.
with go-go music and dancing or a go-go atmosphere (used especially in the names of cabarets, discotheques, and the like): They danced all night at the Mistral à gogo.

Origin of à gogo

1960–65; < French, Middle French; gogo perhaps by reduplication and alteration of gogue witticism, jest (French goguette), expressive word of obscure origin

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/ (ˈɡɒɡɒ) /

noun Southern African


Word Origin for gogo

from Zulu

à gogo

/ (ə ˈɡəʊˌɡəʊ) /

adjective, adverb

informal as much as one likes; galorewine à gogo

Word Origin for à gogo

C20: from French


adjective informal, mainly US and Canadian

of or relating to discos or the lively music and dancing performed in them
dynamic or forceful

Word Origin for go-go

C20: altered from French à-gogo aplenty, ad lib: sense influenced by English verb go

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Word Origin and History for gogo



1964, "fashionable," from slang the go "the rage" (1962); see go. First appearance of go-go dancer is from 1965.

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