1

goo-goo

adjective \ ˈgü-(ˌ)gü \

Definition of goo-goo

: loving, enticing used chiefly in the phrase goo-goo eyes

Origin and Etymology of goo-goo

perhaps alteration of 2goggle

First Known Use: 1900


2

goo-goo

noun

Definition of goo-goo

plural goo-goos
disparaging
: a member or advocate of a political reform movement

Origin and Etymology of goo-goo

from good government

First Known Use: 1912


Learn More about goo-goo


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

confident and optimistic

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a-citrus-fruit-possibly-named-after-a-person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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