ˈgit-ˌgō How to pronounce get-go (audio)
variants or less commonly git-go
: the very beginning
used in the phrase from the get-go
didn't like me from the get-go

Examples of get-go in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So what are the basic cybersecurity features that should be there at the get-go? Renee Dudley, ProPublica, 19 July 2023 But, if possible, the Allworth Advice is to try and remain civil with each other from the get-go. Amy Wagner and Steve Sprovach, The Enquirer, 4 Apr. 2023 His goal from the get-go was to professionalize the office and increase its ability to collect and catalogue records. Kevin Cullen,, 4 Apr. 2023 Heigl and Kelley were eager to start a family from the get-go. Courtney Young, Peoplemag, 3 Apr. 2023 The harm of lead additives in gas is an exception, in that it was known from the get-go—lead has been known to be a neurotoxin since ancient Greece. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, 1 Apr. 2023 And on this day, the clock effect was palpable from the get-go. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 30 Mar. 2023 And for this peculiar specimen, things are tricky from the get-go. Joseph Lezza, Longreads, 30 Mar. 2023 That’s because many of the problems people have had with V.R. headsets since the get-go — including their off-putting aesthetic and high price — remain for the PlayStation VR2 goggles. Brian X. Chen, New York Times, 16 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of get-go was in 1962

Cite this Entry

“Get-go.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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