Definition of agog in English:
- By now we were agog to hear what else she had noticed, but they'd had to leave.
- Ballina is agog with excitement as it waits for the start this coming weekend of what is promised to be one of the best Festival and Arts Weeks ever in the North Mayo capital.
- Gilz and I sat open mouthed and agog for most of it.
mid 16th century: from Old French en gogues, from en 'in' + the plural of gogue 'fun'.
If you are agog you are now very eager to hear or see something, but originally you were having fun. The word comes from Old French en gogues, ‘in mirth, in a merry mood’. The French-coined 1960s phrase a gogo, meaning ‘galore’, comes from the same root.
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