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agog

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adjective \ə-ˈgäg\

Simple Definition of agog

  • : full of interest or excitement because of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of agog

  1. :  full of intense interest or excitement :  eager <kids all agog over new toys>

Examples of agog in a sentence

  1. The news has chemists agog.

  2. Her supporters were agog at the idea.

  3. The town is agog over the plan.



Did You Know?

English speakers have been clamoring over the word agog for over 450 years; it derives from the Middle French phrase en gogues, meaning "in a state of mirth." The "-gog" part of the word might make one wonder if "agog" has a connection to the verb goggle, meaning "to stare with wide or protuberant eyes, as in the manner of one who is intensely excited about something." That word actually has a different origin: the Middle English gogelen, meaning "to squint." In many instances, "agog" is followed by a preposition, such as "over" or "about."

Origin and Etymology of agog

Middle French en gogues in mirth


First Known Use: 1559


AGOG Defined for Kids

agog

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adjective \ə-ˈgäg\

Definition of agog for Students

  1. :  full of excitement <The children were all agog over their new toys.>




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