goo-goo

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Possibly from the Tagalog gugus, "tutelary spirit." Adapted as an ethnic slur by American troops during the Filipino-American War.

Noun[edit]

goo-goo (plural goo-goos)

  1. (derogatory) A Philippine person.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From good government

Noun[edit]

goo-goo (plural goo-goos)

  1. (US, politics, pejorative) A government reformer

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