Meaning of agog


The word agog means with great excitement and interest. When you’re falling over yourself with excitement and curiosity to see who’s coming up the red carpet next, you’re agog about celebrities.

At Christmas time, you are probably agog to see what’s in all the beautiful presents. An easy way to remember what agog means is to think of it as goggle-eyed, which it sounds a bit like. When you’re agog, you’re goggle-eyed with excitement about something, whatever that happens to be. In truth, the word has nothing to do with goggle-eyes, but instead relates to the Middle French word en gogues which means “full of mirth, good humor, and joyfulness.”

Definitions of agog
  1. adjective

    highly excited



    in an aroused state
  2. adjective

    having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy


    eager, keen

    anxious, dying

    eagerly desirous

    having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm
    impatient, raring

    (usually followed by ‘to’) full of eagerness

    excessively eager
    enthusiastic, keen

    having or showing great excitement and interest
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    lacking interest or spirit or animation

    not eager
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