Adjective "gaga" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


No longer in possession of all one's mental faculties, especially on account of old age.
  1. 'how many raves can you go to without ending up completely gaga?'
  2. 'To the hard-eyed realists of New Delhi, this book will only be a minor provocation from an old friend of India who has now gone slightly gaga.'
  3. 'Ironic, isn't it, that it took a tragedy like the London bombings to illustrate just how completely and inappropriately gaga the British turned eight years ago when Diana died.'
  4. 'And the media - that includes me, since I'm writing about it - are gaga.'
  5. 'I'm still going to go gaga when I meet a seemingly great guy and want to run off to Vegas with him to be married by an Elvis impersonator.'
  6. 'Anita knows people may think she has gone completely gaga when they see her and her partner, a builder from Normanton, tie the knot in a register office in Wakefield, but none of that is going to dissuade her.'
  7. 'moviegoers went gaga over Harry Potter'
  8. 'he comes across all quiet and shy but the women go gaga for him'
  9. 'I always think it's so funny when the macho waiters invariably go gaga over children.'
  10. 'We're a little too sophisticated today to go completely gaga over a pop star.'
  11. 'After listening to some samples of the album online, though, I understand why blues radio programmers are gaga over the recording.'
  12. 'You'll either read it and go gaga over it like anyone with any brains does and want to make a movie out of it or you won't.'
  13. 'There are people who go gaga over her books, just as there are others who raise voices of protest and indignation over her themes and characters.'
  14. 'We all are gaga over Diane's gorgeous designs.'
  15. 'Customers go all gaga over the proposed network speeds.'


1. excessively and foolishly enthusiastic: The public went gaga over the new fashions.

2. ardently fond; infatuated: He's gaga over the new girl in class.

3. demented; crazy; dotty.

More examples(as adjective)

"scores can be gaga over pouts."

"people can be gaga."

"sections can be gaga."

"scores can be gaga."

"observations can be gaga."

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Early 20th century: from French, ‘senile, a senile person’, reduplication based on gâteux, variant of gâteur, hospital slang in the sense ‘bed-wetter’.