- of dancing to rock music, as in discothèques
- of a dancer, often semi-nude, performing erotic movements to rock music, as in a bar
- of or characterized by dramatic appreciation or expansion: the go-go years for U.S. automakers
- of or characterized by aggressive, often highly speculative, buying and selling: go-go mutual funds, a go-go stock market
Origin of go-goshort for à gogo from Fr, in plenty, ad lib., in clover from à, to + gogo, abundance, jocular reduplicated, reduplication of gogue, joy, probably of echoic origin, originally
Origin of go-goFrom à gogo
- Marked by assertive action: a go-go sales executive.
- a. Of, relating to, or engaging in a type of speculative, short-term stock-market operation: a go-go fund.b. Characterized by the fast growth and development that invites speculative investment: go-go industries like nanotechnology.
Origin of go-goIntensive reduplication (influenced by go-go 1)of go 1
- a girl’s elasticated hair band.
- (music) A style of funk music from the 1970s.
1964, US, partly from Whisky a Go Go, an influential American nightclub (in turn from French à gogo (“abundant”)), partly by reduplication of go, from 1962 slang the go (“the rage, fashionable”), from sense the go (“in motion”) as in on the go.
Compare to French yéyé (yeah-yeah), of contemporary coinage.