Definition of go-go in English:

go-go

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adjective

[attributive]
  • 1Relating to or denoting an unrestrained and erotic style of dancing to popular music: a go-go bar go-go dancers
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    • Participants got hip to this and more at Tease-O-Rama 2002, the second annual national convention devoted to reviving burlesque, go-go dancing, and vaudeville.
    • Sex, inevitably, plays a significant part in the music, particularly as Jake discovered a knack for performance during his successful stint as a go-go dancer, to raise funds for a European college trip.
    • Watching Shocore perform, I had to wonder what it is like to be one of the band's go-go dancers.
  • 2North American Assertively dynamic: the go-go bravado of the 1980s

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  • A style of soul music originating in the black communities of Washington DC and characterized by an incessant funk beat.
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    • Jacques Dutronc's 60's go-go style rock music is pretty great.
    • The songs blend soul and gospel with rap and go-go, and they define a bold variety of urban stridency.
    • He spent his formative years working in D.C. go-go, and his compositions have that loose-limbed swagger, relying heavily on sampled horn screams and weeping electric pianos.

Origin

1960s: reduplication of go1, perhaps influenced by a gogo.

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