goo-goo eyes

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goo-goo eyes pl (plural only)

  1. (informal) A romantic look at something or someone.
    • N.d., Harry S. Sargent (attributed), "Just Because She Made Dem Goo-Goo Eyes", in, 1902, Jack Haverly, Negro Minstrels, Frederick J. Drake & Company, page 106,
      Just because she made dem goo-goo eyes, she did up quick a chap about my size;
      Now I wish I had that roll, and the watch and chain she stole,
      Just because she made dem goo-goo eyes.
    • 2005, John Connolly, "The Reflecting Eye: A Charlie Parker Novella", in Nocturnes, Atria Books, →ISBN, page 319,
      So why did you shoot goo-goo eyes at me?
    • 2006, Kelly McClymer, Getting to Third Date, Simon Pulse, →ISBN, page 97,
      I made the opposite of goo-goo eyes at him. Or at least, I tried. "I don't believe I need to make goo-goo eyes to hook up."