goo-goo eyes


adjective Older Slang.
expressing adoration; foolishly amorous: They sat there making goo-goo eyes at each other. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Word Origin & History

"amorous," 1900, perhaps connected with goggle, since the earliest reference is in goo-goo eyes. The sense of "baby-talk" is from 1863. Use in ref. 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."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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