Slang an idealistic advocate of honest government: usually a somewhat disparaging term
Origin of goo-goofrom goo(d) go(vernment)
Amorous or loving, often humorously so: made goo-goo eyes at her.
Origin of goo-gooPerhaps alteration of goggle
- (derogatory) A Philippine person.
Possibly from the Tagalog gugus, "tutelary spirit." Adapted as an ethnic slur by American troops during the Filipino-American War.
- (US, politics, pejorative) A government reformer