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gaga Line breaks: gaga
Pronunciation: /ˈɡɑːɡɑː/

Definition of gaga in English:


Slightly mad, typically as a result of old age, infatuation, or excessive enthusiasm.
Example sentences
  • To the hard-eyed realists of New Delhi, this book will only be a minor provocation from an old friend of India who has now gone slightly gaga.
  • The U.S. media have gone slightly gaga about what's happening over there in Buckingham Palace.
  • Certain challenges might currently be driving you bananas, but don't get overwhelmed, go gaga and give up - or be goaded into accepting the unacceptable for the sake of peace.


Early 20th century: from French, 'senile, a senile person', reduplication based on gâteux, variant of gâteur, hospital slang in the sense 'bed-wetter'.

  • Gaga ‘slightly mad’ is from French, ‘senile, a senile person’. It is a based on gâteux, a variant of the hospital slang word gâteur ‘bed-wetter’.

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