adjective \ˈgō-(ˌ)gō\

—used to describe a woman who performs as a dancer to fast, energetic, popular music in a nightclub

: relating to or involved in a time when many businesses are growing quickly and it is possible to make a lot of money

Full Definition of GO-GO

a :  employed to entertain in a disco <go–go dancers>
b :  of, relating to, or being a disco or the music or dances performed there
:  marked by spirited or aggressive action <go–go baseball>
a :  relating to or dealing in popular often speculative investment expected to yield high returns <go–go mutual funds>
b :  relating to, involved in, or marked by business growth and prosperity and aggressive efforts to turn a quick profit <go–go bankers and entrepreneurs … who put together the megabuck deals — Ken Auletta>

Origin of GO-GO

partly from a-go-go, partly from reduplication of 1go
First Known Use: 1965


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