gung ho

adjective \ ˈgəŋ-ˈhō \
Updated on: 23 Mar 2018

Definition of gung ho

: extremely or overly zealous or enthusiastic

Examples of gung ho in a Sentence

  1. We were really gung ho about joining the team.

  2. he was gung ho about his accounting class

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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

GUNG HO Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of gung ho for English Language Learners

  • : extremely excited and enthusiastic about doing something



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