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adjective Slang.
  1. inoperative; canceled: The Tuesday space launch is no-go.
  2. not ready.
  3. not functioning properly.
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Origin of no-go

First recorded in 1865–70
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Word Origin and History for no-go


with sense "where it is forbidden to go," 1971, from no + go (v.). Earlier it was a noun phrase for an impracticable situation (1870).

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