Definition of goo-goo in English:



  • 1Amorously adoring.

    ‘they made goo-goo eyes at each other’
    • ‘You were giving him goo-goo eyes the other day and I'll bet money that the main reason you completely told Sam off at breakfast was because he'd insulted Kier.’
    • ‘I'll tell you what that was about, you were making goo-goo eyes at someone you didn't even know right in front of you boyfriend, and on a happier note, I have to ask what was that about?’
    • ‘I looked over at her to see her making goo-goo eyes.’
    • ‘Just like miniature ponies, scale model airplanes and Mini-Coopers, cool, tiny things simply make you want to go all wiggly and goo-goo.’
    • ‘Hey, I'm not gonna give you good pitches like that if you're gonna just give me goo-goo eyes.’
    • ‘So you said it with a dumb goo-goo look on your face.’
    • ‘Baseball personalities who usually are so cool in public they can freeze people in their tracks turned goo-goo eyed in the face of the audience with the President.’
    • ‘Now she was sitting as close to the window as possible while Jake and Mindy insisted on making goo-goo eyes at each other before starting off to the lake.’
    • ‘Throughout, Farrell and Leto make goo-goo eyes at one another and endlessly profess their love, but it's all safely and platonically handled.’
    • ‘I saw you giving him goo-goo eyes at the mess hall this morning.’
    • ‘In fact, the way they were making goo-goo eyes at each other, it was more like a Love Club!’
    • ‘I saw you making your goo-goo romantic eyes at that chick in the baseball tee.’
    • ‘Okay, so maybe I read a little too much into Nancy's goo-goo eyes.’
    • ‘The three of them were making goo-goo eyes at Kyle.’
    • ‘I could see being a teenager and probably watching that show, but for me now, watching all these high-schoolers go goo-goo over all these high-school girls wasn't something I was into.’
    • ‘And it thinks it's romantic - but bringing a male and female together and letting them kiss and make goo-goo eyes at each other is hardly the basis of a good love story.’
    • ‘I can't stop making goo-goo eyes at him, and he can't stop falling for them.’
    • ‘Can you two finish making goo-goo eyes at each other?’
    • ‘She tries to be careful, but she's fingering that thing every other minute and glancing over to make goo-goo eyes at Hawk.’
    • ‘I guess you can't say a whole lot when you're making goo-goo eyes, anyway.’
    lustful, sexual, erotic, amatory, ardent
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  • 2(of speech or vocal sounds) childish or meaningless.

    ‘soothing goo-goo noises’


Early 20th century: possibly related to goggle.