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gaga

[gah-gah] /ˈgɑˌgɑ/
adjective, Informal.
1.
excessively and foolishly enthusiastic:
The public went gaga over the new fashions.
2.
ardently fond; infatuated:
He's gaga over the new girl in class.
3.
demented; crazy; dotty.
Also, ga-ga.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; < French; imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for gaga

gaga

/ˈɡɑːɡɑː/
adjective (informal)
1.
senile; doting
2.
slightly crazy
Word Origin
C20: from French, of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for gaga
adj.

"crazy, silly," 1920, probably from French gaga "senile, foolish," probably imitative of meaningless babbling.

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