gung ho

adjective
\ ˈgəŋ-ˈhō How to pronounce gung ho (audio) \

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
Recent Examples on the Web But then there is Styles, cheerily gung ho, hidden behind a festive yellow bandana mask and a sweatshirt of his own design, surprisingly printed with three portraits of his intellectual pinup, the author Alain de Botton. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 11 Aug. 2021 But then there is Styles, cheerily gung ho, hidden behind a festive yellow bandana mask and a sweatshirt of his own design, surprisingly printed with three portraits of his intellectual pinup, the author Alain de Botton. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 11 Aug. 2021 But then there is Styles, cheerily gung ho, hidden behind a festive yellow bandana mask and a sweatshirt of his own design, surprisingly printed with three portraits of his intellectual pinup, the author Alain de Botton. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 11 Aug. 2021 But then there is Styles, cheerily gung ho, hidden behind a festive yellow bandana mask and a sweatshirt of his own design, surprisingly printed with three portraits of his intellectual pinup, the author Alain de Botton. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 11 Aug. 2021 But then there is Styles, cheerily gung ho, hidden behind a festive yellow bandana mask and a sweatshirt of his own design, surprisingly printed with three portraits of his intellectual pinup, the author Alain de Botton. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 11 Aug. 2021 But then there is Styles, cheerily gung ho, hidden behind a festive yellow bandana mask and a sweatshirt of his own design, surprisingly printed with three portraits of his intellectual pinup, the author Alain de Botton. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 11 Aug. 2021 But then there is Styles, cheerily gung ho, hidden behind a festive yellow bandana mask and a sweatshirt of his own design, surprisingly printed with three portraits of his intellectual pinup, the author Alain de Botton. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 11 Aug. 2021 Casterline urged his client to jump on the next flight, but Adams — who was always gung ho for football — was suddenly hesitant. New York Times, 9 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of gung ho

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Gung ho.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gung%20ho. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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gung ho

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of gung ho

: extremely excited and enthusiastic about doing something

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