adjective, Older Slang.
expressing adoration; foolishly amorous:
They sat there making goo-goo eyes at each other.
“amorous,” 1900, perhaps connected with goggle, because the earliest reference is in goo-goo eyes. The sense of “baby-talk” is from 1863. Use in reference to politics began 1890s, and seems to be a shortening of Good Government as a movement to clean up municipal corruption in Boston, New York, etc. It soon was extended to mean “naive political reformer.”
Eyes expressing enticement, desire, seduction, etc
make goo-goo eyes
[1897+; probably fr googly, with which it is synonymous in early uses]
Infantile; cooing: talking goo-goo talk to her, like you would to a baby (1863+)
[goog, goo g] /gug, gʊg/ noun, Australian. 1. an egg. /ɡʊɡ/ noun (Austral, informal) 1. an egg 2. full as a goog, drunk
adjective Sticky; viscid; greasy: Greaseless. Nongooky (1940s+)
/ˈɡuːləˌɡɒŋ/ noun 1. Evonne. See (Evonne) Cawley
- Goolagong Cawley
[goo-luh-gawng kaw-lee] /ˈgu lə gɔŋ ˈkɔ li/ noun 1. Evonne [ih-von,, ee-von] /ɪˈvɒn,, iˈvɒn/ (Show IPA), born 1951, Australian tennis player.