Definition of agog in English:



  • predicative Very eager or curious to hear or see something.

    ‘I'm all agog’
    ‘Papa was agog with curiosity’
    • ‘They create a sort of macabre excitement with each crazy new stunt, and I, for one, am agog to see Neil's latest media circus creation, which he this week described as ‘nonsense on stilts’.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, Washington's all agog with the news that yes, ‘Sunday Best’ outfits are now back in fashion for children.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘We were all agog and we thought school would never end,’ says Sylvester.’
    • ‘Gilz and I sat open mouthed and agog for most of it.’
    • ‘Police circles are agog with discussions as to what the ‘confessional’ statement contains and why the police chief dismissed it as hearsay.’
    • ‘By now we were agog to hear what else she had noticed, but they'd had to leave.’
    • ‘I have trolled Rodeo Drive, Worth Avenue, and upper Madison Avenue and traveled to Las Vegas, where I stood agog for hours in the Bellagio and Venetian hotels.’
    • ‘We're all agog alright over the prospect of a presidential election later in the year but that's because we need some stateliness, maybe even regality, in our lives.’
    • ‘The county remains agog since that superlative victory over Tipperary and supporters will relish this latest opportunity to get another look at the heroes of that unforgettable day.’
    • ‘While newspapers provided some notably serious reporting, for the most part the TV news zone was predictably agog with glitz and sizzle.’
    • ‘In Britain commentators and policy makers are agog about a new U.S. doctrine, unveiled by President George W. Bush in a commencement address early this month at West Point.’
    • ‘I stared at them - agog - in the company of two close female friends, but none of us went any further than remarking how gymnastically impressive they were.’
    • ‘Though the event has created few ripples in the music scene in the city so far, Rahman's die-hard fans are all agog to see how the United Kingdom is going to receive the new stage musical.’
    • ‘I have discussed this since with many other people, nearly all of whom agree that they approached Uluru with a kind of fatigue and were left agog in a way they could not adequately explain.’
    • ‘We sent our Director of Enterprise up to Nashua on a three-day management retreat and he came back all agog over this particular system.’
    • ‘Matt stood with his mouth open, agog at what he had just heard.’
    • ‘The military world is agog to see which retired, or soon-to-retire, general, brigadier or colonel lands what's seen as one of the highest-profile jobs for which senior soldiers can apply.’
    • ‘I even found the book in a bohemian bookstore called Malaprops in Asheville, N.C. where I stood agog for a solid forty five minutes before heading to the checkout counter.’
    • ‘He appears agog and excited at the crowds attending his rallies.’
    eager, excited, impatient, in suspense, on tenterhooks, on the edge of one's seat, on pins and needles, keen, anxious, longing
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Mid 16th century: from Old French en gogues, from en ‘in’ + the plural of gogue ‘fun’.