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go-go

[goh-goh] /ˈgoʊˌgoʊ/
adjective, Informal.
1.
full of energy, vitality, or daring:
the go-go generation.
2.
stylish, modern, or up-to-date:
the go-go social set.
3.
of or pertaining to the music and dancing performed at discotheques or nightclubs.
4.
performing at a discotheque or nightclub.
5.
seeking large earnings quickly by trading aggressively and often speculatively in stocks:
a go-go mutual fund.
6.
marked by swift price upswings due to excessive speculation:
a go-go stock.
7.
being a time of great prosperity, economic growth, and optimism:
the go-go years of the 1920s.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; reduplication of go1, influenced in some senses by à gogo
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  • Patience is a word-and concept-increasingly quaint in today's go-go high-tech agora.
British Dictionary definitions for go-go

go-go

adjective (informal, mainly US & Canadian)
1.
of or relating to discos or the lively music and dancing performed in them
2.
dynamic or forceful
Word Origin
C20: altered from French à-gogo aplenty, ad lib: sense influenced by English verb go
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Word Origin and History for go-go
adj.

1964, "fashionable," from slang the go "the rage" (1962); see go. First appearance of go-go dancer is from 1965.

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Slang definitions & phrases for go-go

go-go

adjective
  1. Having to do with discotheques, their music, style of dancing, etc (1960s+)
  2. Stylish; modish; trendy: She may be getting on in years, but she certainly is a go-go dresser
  3. Showing vitality and drive, esp in business and commerce; urgent and energetic: Religion is a really go-go growth industry these days/ Japan's go-go entrepreneurs can turn their operations into the new Goliaths
noun
  1. A bar or club with go-go girls: It surely won't keep minors out of go-gos (mid-1980s+)
  2. The penis: Mrs Bobbitt cut off her husband's go-go (1990s+)
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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go-go in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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