Agog meaning

ə-gŏg
The definition of agog is a person who is in a state of extreme excitement, wonder, or expectancy.

An example of the word agog would be to describe the anticipation of a new father while the mother is in labor.

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Full of keen anticipation or excitement; eager.
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In a state of eager anticipation, excitement, or interest.
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In eager desire, eager, astir.
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(chiefly of eyes) Wide open.
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In a state of high anticipation, excitement, or interest.
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Variant of -agogue.
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Origin of agog

  • Middle English agogge from Old French en gogue in merriment en in (from Latin in in–2) gogue merriment

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French, en + gogues "in a merry mood". See also the Italian agognare (“to desire eagerly”)

    From Wiktionary