go-go

[goh-goh]
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:
1960–65; reduplication of go1, influenced in some senses by à gogo

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gogo

[goh-goh]
noun
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go-go
 
adj
1.  of or relating to discos or the lively music and dancing performed in them
2.  dynamic or forceful
 
[C20: altered from French à-gogo aplenty, ad lib: sense influenced by English verb go]

gogo (ˈɡɒɡɒ)
 
n
ɡrandmother
 
[from Zulu]

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Word Origin & History

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

[ˈgogo]
  1. mod.
    having to do with fast-dancing young women on display in a nightclub. : Those go-go places have mostly changed their style.
  2. mod.
    vigorous; energetic; frantically moving. (Extended from sense 1.) : I bought some silly go-go stock, and it collapsed immediately.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
GOGO
government-owned/government-operated
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Example sentences for gogo
They do so, but force gogo to mount a giant rocking horse for his riding lesson.
Gogo dancers are dancers who are employed to entertain at a discotheque.
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