\ ˈgō-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce go-go (audio) \

Definition of go-go

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 : marked by spirited or aggressive action go-go baseball
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

First Known Use of go-go

1965, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for go-go

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about go-go

Statistics for go-go

Cite this Entry

“Go-go.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go-go. Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for go-go



English Language Learners Definition of go-go

used to describe a woman who performs as a dancer to fast, energetic, popular music in a nightclub
chiefly US : relating to or involved in a time when many businesses are growing quickly and it is possible to make a lot of money

Comments on go-go

What made you want to look up go-go? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!