highly excited by eagerness, curiosity, anticipation, etc.
in a state of eager desire; excitedly.
variant of .
Historical Examples

But they cannot turn out artists; only people all agog to acquire titles, recognised positions, and privileges.
The Russian Opera Rosa Newmarch

He was agog with joy and eagerness to tell her the good news.
Hidden Hand Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth

The secret had been carefully communicated to the other gangs, and the country was agog from one end to the other.
Armageddon–2419 A.D. Philip Francis Nowlan

For the next week the Osbornes were agog with excitement and interest.
Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903 Lucy Maud Montgomery

You remembered well enough when you came back all agog with the news.
The Honorable Miss L. T. Meade

The Indian children are very quiet, but they are agog with interest.
The Watchers of the Plains Ridgewell Cullum

Members were all agog to hear what the Government might have to say about the Peace-terms announced this morning.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, May 14, 1919 Various

Stingaree had crossed the Murray, and all Victoria was agog with the news.
Stingaree E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung

The richness of the find surpassed anything ever before found and the whole country was agog.
Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15) Charles Morris

Because the fellow’s so agog that he doesn’t know what he says!
The Outcry Henry James

(postpositive) highly impatient, eager, or curious

full of excitement or interest; eager, keen
Word Origin

Old French en gogues ‘in mirth’
Usage Note

used with on, upon, for, with, about
adj., adv.

“in a state of desire; in a state of imagination; heated with the notion of some enjoyment; longing” [Johnson], c.1400, perhaps from Old French en gogues “in jest, good humor, joyfulness,” from gogue “fun,” of unknown origin.


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