Definition of gung ho
: extremely or overly zealous or enthusiastic
Examples of gung ho in a Sentence
We were really gung ho about joining the team.
he was gung ho about his accounting class
Origin and Etymology of gung ho
Gung ho!, motto (interpreted as meaning “work together”) adopted by certain U.S. marines, from Chinese (Beijing) gōnghé, short for Zhōngguó Gōngyè Hézuò Shè Chinese Industrial Cooperative Society
First Known Use: 1941See Words from the same year
GUNG HO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gung ho for English Language Learners
: extremely excited and enthusiastic about doing something
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up gung ho? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).