goo-goo

1 of 2

adjective

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

goo-goo

2 of 2

noun

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

Examples of goo-goo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
Before and immediately after the trade deadline and during All-Star weekend, James and Irving expressed their mutual admiration, all but cooing and exchanging goo-goo eyes. Dallas News, 26 Feb. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

perhaps alteration of goggle entry 2

Noun

from good government

First Known Use

Adjective

1900, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of goo-goo was in 1900

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Cite this Entry

“Goo-goo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goo-goo. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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