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One year, I was a go-go girl for Halloween, and I got all this glitter eye shadow, my hair was poufy with braids, I was wearing all these different colors and fake eyelashes that went all the way up to my eyebrows. I totally enjoy the whole Halloween feel.
Olivia Holt

Meaning of "go-go" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GO-GO

Altered from French à-gogo aplenty, ad lib: sense influenced by English verb go.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GO-GO

go-go play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GO-GO

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Go-Go is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES GO-GO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Go-go

Go-go is a subgenre associated with funk that originated in the Washington, D.C., area during the mid-1960s to late-'70s. It remains primarily popular in the area as a uniquely regional music style. A great number of bands contributed to the early evolution of the genre, but the Young Senators, Black Heat, and singer-guitarist Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers are credited with having developed most of the hallmarks of the style. Inspired by artists such as the groups formerly mentioned, Go-Go. is a blend of funk, rhythm and blues, and early hip-hop, with a focus on lo-fi percussion instruments and funk-style jamming in place of dance tracks, although some sampling is used. As such, it is primarily a dance hall music with an emphasis on live audience call and response. Go-go rhythms are also incorporated into street percussion. In technical terms, "Go-go's essential beat is characterized by a syncopated, dotted rhythm that consists of a series of quarter and eighth notes...

Definition of go-go in the English dictionary

The definition of go-go in the dictionary is of or relating to discos or the lively music and dancing performed in them. Other definition of go-go is dynamic or forceful.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GO-GO

go-away bird
go-between
go-by
go-cart
go-cart racing
go-carting
go-faster stripe
go-forward
go-getter
go-getting
go-go dance
go-go dancer
go-juice
go-kart
go-kart track
go-karting
Go-Ped
go-slow
go-slow strike
go-to

WORDS THAT END LIKE GO-GO

ago
amigo
cargo
Chicago
Domingo
from the get-go
get-go
get-up-and-go
go
have-a-go
Hugo
I-go
largo
Lego
logo
no-go
pay-as-you-go
stop-and-go
stop-go
touch-and-go

Synonyms and antonyms of go-go in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «go-go» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GO-GO

Find out the translation of go-go to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of go-go from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «go-go» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

去,去
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

go-go
570 millions of speakers

English

go-go
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जाओ जाओ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يذهب أولا بأول
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гоу-гоу
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

go-go
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যেতে যেতে যেতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

go-go
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pergi pergi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Go-Go-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ゴーゴー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

고고
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Go-go
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đi - đi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கோ-கோ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जा जा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

git git
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

go-go
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

go-go
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гоу- гоу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

go-go
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

go-go
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

go-go
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

go -go
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

go-go
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of go-go

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GO-GO»

The term «go-go» is very widely used and occupies the 15.774 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GO-GO» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about go-go

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2 QUOTES WITH «GO-GO»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word go-go.
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Olivia Holt
One year, I was a go-go girl for Halloween, and I got all this glitter eye shadow, my hair was poufy with braids, I was wearing all these different colors and fake eyelashes that went all the way up to my eyebrows. I totally enjoy the whole Halloween feel.
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James Wolcott
On August 28, 2010, Fox News messiah Glenn Beck hosted a 'Restoring Honor' revival meeting featuring sexy guest star Sarah Palin, much as Bob Hope would roll out Raquel Welch in white go-go boots on his U.S.O. tours to give our fighting men a morale lift in their khakis.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GO-GO»

Discover the use of go-go in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to go-go and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City
Natalie Hopkinson is the Media and Culture Critic for The Root, with access to clubs, producers, and artists, and is therefore well-placed to tell the story of the music from the 70s to the present.
Natalie Hopkinson, 2012
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Hexa-Go-Go: English Paper Piecing • 16 Quilt Projects
Fat Quarterly Magazine co-founder Tacha Bruecher takes a fresh look at an old favorite—English paper-pieced hexagons—with current fabrics and settings for quilts, table toppers, and more.
Tacha Bruecher, 2012
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Go, Go, Go!
Introduces the cars of Radiator Springs, including Lightning McQueen the race car, Sheriff the police car, and Mater the tow truck.
Melissa Lagonegro, 2011
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NYC Go-Go
NYC Go-Go captures the spirit of a scene under fire with Mogutin's trademark raw, in-your face style.
Slava Mogutin, Bruce Benderson, 2008
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TV-a-Go-Go: Rock on TV from American Bandstand to American Idol
From Elvis and a hound dog wearing matching tuxedos and the comic adventures of artificially produced bands to elaborate music videos and contrived reality-show contests, television--as this critical look brilliantly shows--has done a ...
Jake Austen, 2005
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Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse: A Novel
Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse begins nine years later, when he emerges into a bizarre landscape filled with hollow reminders of an America that no longer exists.
Victor Gischler, 2008
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Go-Go Gorillas
Summoned to the Great Gorilla Villa by King Big Daddy to meet the newest member of their family, ten gorillas arrive on time using various forms of transportation, including hot-air balloon, taxicab, and pogo stick.
Julia Durango, 2010
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The Go-Go Years: The Drama and Crashing Finale of Wall ...
The Go-Go Years "The Go-Go Years is not to be read in the usual manner of Wall Street classics. You do not read this book to see our present situation reenacted in the past, with only the names changed.
John Brooks, 1999
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Go, Go, Thomas!: Express Coming Through
In "Go Go Thomas!," the engines of Sodor are highlighted in a railroad engine photo book and Thomas tries to get into everyone's photographs; and in "Express Coming Through!," the engines all vie for a special job for Dowager Hatt.
Wilbert Vere Awdry, 2013
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Vampire a Go-Go: A Novel
Now, Gischler turns his attention to werewolves, alchemists, ghosts, witches, and gun-toting Jesuit priests in Vampire a Go-Go, a hilarious romp of spooky, Gothic entertainment.
Victor Gischler, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GO-GO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term go-go is used in the context of the following news items.
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Wale To Release New Go-Go Album Featuring Tinashe & Chris Brown
Just months after the release of The Album About Nothing, Wale recently revealed his plans to release a new go-go project featuring the likes of ... «Music Times, Jul 15»
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Wale Says He's Working On A Go-Go Album With Tinashe, Chris …
“It's tricky because, the go-go album, I wanna include so many people like Go-Go ... “Go-go is the most jaded music, culture, genre in the world. «WAMU 88.5, Jul 15»
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With Early Lines And Go-Go Swing, A New Ben's Chili Bowl Opens …
The go-go group, whose late namesake has a mural in his honor at Ben's original U Street NW location, jammed as a long line began to form ... «WAMU 88.5, Jul 15»
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Wale Working On Upcoming “Go-Go” Album
During a press conference at this past weekend's Essence Festival, the MMG rapper revealed that he's currently working on a new “go-go” ... «HotNewHipHop, Jul 15»
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Who's Responsible for Naming Greater Washington the "DMV?"
As 20Bello tells it, he first heard the region called DMV by go-go musician Kibwe Galloway. Galloway had been calling the name out for about ... «Washingtonian.com, Jul 15»
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Cat Power, the Julie Ruin + Kim Gordon to Headline Burger-A-Go
The Burger-A-Go-Go lineup boasts all-female or female-fronted outfits. ... Burger-A-Go-Go 2 will take place on Saturday, Sept. 5 at the ... «Diffuser.fm, Jul 15»
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Wrap me up before you go-go
Too much packaging is a waste and too little can mean the product is not properly protected in transit. Getting the balance right is a challenge, ... «Logistics Manager, Jul 15»
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Burger Records Presents Female Dominated Burger A-Go-Go 2 …
Fullerton, CA based Burger Records has announced the lineup for their second annual Burger A-Go-Go festival. Check it out in the poster ... «Zumic, Jul 15»
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Bowser, Go-Go Band to Help Open Ben's Chili Bowl on H Street NE
July 8's grand opening ceremony at 1001 H St. NE will start with a press conference and ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. and will be ... «Hill Now, Jul 15»
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Touring Texoma- Mo' Joe A Go-Go
Mo' Joe A Go-Go is open Monday through Saturday and you can rest assured that your brew is in good hands. "What I'm really trying to drive ... «KTEN, Jul 15»

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