adjective \ˈgō-(ˌ)gō\

Definition of go–go

  1. 1a :  employed to entertain in a disco <go–go dancers>b :  of, relating to, or being a disco or the music or dances performed there

  2. 2 :  marked by spirited or aggressive action <go–go baseball>

  3. 3a :  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 and Etymology of go–go

partly from a-go-go, partly from reduplication of 1go

First Known Use: 1965

GO–GO Defined for English Language Learners


adjective \ˈgō-(ˌ)gō\

Definition of go–go for English Language Learners

  • —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

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