no-go

[ noh-goh ]
/ ˈnoʊˈgoʊ /

adjective Slang.

inoperative; canceled: The Tuesday space launch is no-go.
not ready.
not functioning properly.

Origin of no-go

First recorded in 1865–70
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no-go


adj.

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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