Goo-goo



[goo-goo] /ˈguˌgu/

adjective, Older Slang.
1.
expressing adoration; foolishly amorous:
They sat there making goo-goo eyes at each other.
adj.

“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.”

adjective

Infantile; cooing: talking goo-goo talk to her, like you would to a baby (1863+)

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