Origin of gung-ho
British Dictionary definitions for gung ho
Word Origin for gung ho
Culture definitions for gung ho
Extremely enthusiastic or zealous: “He was gung-ho about going on a vacation to the beach.”
Idioms and Phrases with gung ho
Also, gung-ho. Extremely enthusiastic or dedicated, as in She was gung ho about her new job. This expression was introduced in 1942 as a training slogan for a U.S. Marine battalion, derived from what an American officer thought were Mandarin Chinese words for “work together.” It was actually an abbreviation for the name of Chinese industrial cooperatives.