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[uh-gog] /əˈgɒg/
highly excited by eagerness, curiosity, anticipation, etc.
in a state of eager desire; excitedly.
Origin of agog
1535-45; variant of on gog (in phrase set on gog rouse, stir up) < Middle French en gogues; see à gogo
1. awestruck, enthralled.


variant of -agogue. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for agog
Historical Examples
  • But they cannot turn out artists; only people all agog to acquire titles, recognised positions, and privileges.

    The Russian Opera Rosa Newmarch
  • For the next week the Osbornes were agog with excitement and interest.

  • The secret had been carefully communicated to the other gangs, and the country was agog from one end to the other.

    Armageddon--2419 A.D. Philip Francis Nowlan
  • The Indian children are very quiet, but they are agog with interest.

    The Watchers of the Plains Ridgewell Cullum
  • You remembered well enough when you came back all agog with the news.

    The Honorable Miss L. T. Meade
  • Stingaree had crossed the Murray, and all Victoria was agog with the news.

    Stingaree E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  • Members were all agog to hear what the Government might have to say about the Peace-terms announced this morning.

  • Because the fellow's so agog that he doesn't know what he says!

    The Outcry Henry James
  • The richness of the find surpassed anything ever before found and the whole country was agog.

  • He was agog with joy and eagerness to tell her the good news.

    Hidden Hand Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
British Dictionary definitions for agog


(postpositive) highly impatient, eager, or curious
Word Origin
C15: perhaps from Old French en gogues in merriments, origin unknown
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Contemporary definitions for agog

full of excitement or interest; eager, keen

Word Origin

Old French en gogues 'in mirth'

Usage Note

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Word Origin and History for agog
adj., adv.

"in a state of desire; in a state of imagination; heated with the notion of some enjoyment; longing" [Johnson], c.1400, perhaps from Old French en gogues "in jest, good humor, joyfulness," from gogue "fun," of unknown origin.

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