goo-goo

adjective
\ˈgü-(ˌ)gü \

Definition of goo-goo 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

goo-goo

noun
plural goo-goos

Definition of goo-goo (Entry 2 of 2)

disparaging

: a member or advocate of a political reform movement

First Known Use of goo-goo

Adjective

1900, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for goo-goo

Adjective

perhaps alteration of goggle entry 2

Noun

from good government

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