gung ho

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adjective \ˈgəŋ-ˈhō\

Definition of gung ho

  1. :  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>

Origin and Etymology of gung ho

Gung ho!, motto (interpreted as meaning “work together”) adopted by certain United States marines, from Chinese (Beijing) gōnghé, short for Zhōngguó Gōngyè Hézuò Shè Chinese Industrial Cooperative Society


First Known Use: 1941


GUNG HO Defined for English Language Learners

gung ho

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adjective \ˈgəŋ-ˈhō\

Definition of gung ho for English Language Learners

  • : extremely excited and enthusiastic about doing something


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