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.
go-go (not comparable)
- Of, or relating to this style of music.
- Of, or relating to the style of music played at discotheques.
- Fast and lively.
- ^ “go-go” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online
- ^ “go-go” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
- ^ “go” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
Declension of go-go (type maa)