ga·​ga | \ ˈgä-(ˌ)gä How to pronounce gaga (audio) \

Definition of gaga

2 : marked by wild enthusiasm : infatuated, doting

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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 on the Web One of the main differences between free gaga classes and a hardware-plus-subscription platform such as Peloton is hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. Michael Owen, The Atlantic, "Will We Ever Get the Gym Back?," 29 May 2020 Turns out, the two actors/singers have been gaga for each other (terrible pun, sorry) for a long time. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Every Time Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga Gushed About Each Other," 27 Feb. 2019 Juul, a startup that makes e-cigarettes that teenagers are gaga for, is raising $1.2 billion in a round that would value the company at $15 billion — on par with companies like Lyft or Snap. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Investing in vapor wares like Juul could be lucrative. But some Silicon Valley VCs draw the line at vice.," 10 July 2018 Turns out, the two actors/singers have been gaga for each other (terrible pun, sorry) for a long time. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Every Time Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga Gushed About Each Other," 27 Feb. 2019 Juul, a startup that makes e-cigarettes that teenagers are gaga for, is raising $1.2 billion in a round that would value the company at $15 billion — on par with companies like Lyft or Snap. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Investing in vapor wares like Juul could be lucrative. But some Silicon Valley VCs draw the line at vice.," 10 July 2018 For the past several years, restaurant chefs have been gaga for sous-vide cooking, but the contraptions required seemed too scientific for home cooks. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "How to cook the perfect steak every time," 28 Aug. 2017 And in true Gaga fashion, there were a few wigs — and some dramatic eye shadow looks — involved as well. Jillian Ruffo, PEOPLE.com, "Lady Gaga Kicked Off Her Joanne World Tour Covered in 550,000 Swarovski Crystals and Sleeping Bags," 4 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of gaga

1917, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gaga

borrowed from French, derivative of gaga "fool," of imitative origin

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“Gaga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gaga. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of gaga

informal
: extremely enthusiastic about or interested in something or someone
: crazy or foolish

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