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goo-goo

[goo-goo] /ˈguˌgu/
adjective, Older Slang.
1.
expressing adoration; foolishly amorous:
They sat there making goo-goo eyes at each other.
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Word Origin and History for goo-goo eyes

goo-goo

adj.

"amorous," 1900, perhaps connected with goggle, because the earliest reference is in goo-goo eyes. The sense of "baby-talk" is from 1863. Use in reference to politics began 1890s, and seems to be a shortening of Good Government as a movement to clean up municipal corruption in Boston, New York, etc. It soon was extended to mean "naive political reformer."

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Slang definitions & phrases for goo-goo eyes

goo-goo eyes

noun phrase

Eyes expressing enticement, desire, seduction, etc

Related Terms

make goo-goo eyes

[1897+; probably fr googly, with which it is synonymous in early uses]


goo-goo

adjective

Infantile; cooing: talking goo-goo talk to her, like you would to a baby (1863+)


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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