Examples of gaga in a Sentence
I can't understand how anyone could be so gaga over golf.
He thinks that most artists are at least a little bit gaga.
Recent Examples of gaga from the Web
For the past several years, restaurant chefs have been gaga for sous-vide cooking, but the contraptions required seemed too scientific for home cooks.
And in true Gaga fashion, there were a few wigs — and some dramatic eye shadow looks — involved as well.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'gaga.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of gaga
First Known Use: 1917See Words from the same year
Synonymsbalmy, barmy [chiefly British], bats, batty, bedlam, bonkers, brainsick, bughouse [slang], certifiable, crackbrained, cracked, crackers, crackpot, cranky [dialect], crazed, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, demented, deranged, fruity [slang], insane, haywire, kooky (also kookie), loco [slang], loony (also looney), loony tunes (or looney tunes), lunatic, mad, maniacal (also maniac), mental, meshuga (or meshugge also meshugah or meshuggah), moonstruck, non compos mentis, nuts, nutty, psycho, psychotic, scatty [chiefly British], screwy, unbalanced, unhinged, unsound, wacko (also whacko), wacky (also whacky), wud [chiefly Scottish]
Antonymsbalanced, compos mentis, sane, sound, uncrazy
Related Wordsdotty, fey, loopy, off, potty [chiefly British], teched (or tetched), touched; aberrant, delirious, delusional, delusionary, disordered, disturbed, neurotic, obsessive-compulsive, paranoiac (also paranoic), paranoid (also paranoidal), schizoid, schizophrenic, sociopathic; eccentric, odd, oddball, pixilated (also pixillated), queer, strange; foolish, senseless, witless; irrational, unreasonable; amok (or amuck), ape, ballistic, bananas, berserk, nuclear; depressed; distracted, distraught, frantic, frenzied, haywire, hysterical (also hysteric), raving, wigged-out; fixated, monomaniac, monomaniacal, obsessed
Near Antonymsclear, lucid, rational, reasonable; judicious, sensible, wise; healthy, normal, well-adjusted; unneurotic
GAGA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gaga for English Language Learners
: extremely enthusiastic about or interested in something or someone
: crazy or foolish
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up gaga? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).