from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Slang Amorous or loving, often humorously so: made goo-goo eyes at her.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A Philippine person.
  • n. A government reformer

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. same as goody-goody, n..


Perhaps alteration of goggle.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Possibly from the Tagalog gugus, "tutelary spirit." Adapted as an ethnic slur by American troops during the Filipino-American War. (Wiktionary)
From good government (Wiktionary)



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