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ga·ga

 (gä′gä′)
adj. Informal
1. Silly; crazy.
2. Completely absorbed, infatuated, or excited: They were gaga over the rock group's new album.
3. Senile; doddering.

[French, old fool, gaga, of imitative origin.]

gaga

(ˈɡɑːɡɑː)
adj
1. senile; doting
2. slightly crazy
[C20: from French, of imitative origin]

ga•ga

(ˈgɑˌgɑ)

adj. Informal.
1. excessively and foolishly enthusiastic: to go gaga over the new fashions.
2. ardently fond; infatuated.
3. crazy; dotty.
4. senile; mentally confused.
[1915–20; < French; imitative]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gaga - mentally or physically infirm with age; "his mother was doddering and frail"
old - (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?"
2.gaga - intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with; "crazy about cars and racing"; "he is potty about her"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
enthusiastic - having or showing great excitement and interest; "enthusiastic crowds filled the streets"; "an enthusiastic response"; "was enthusiastic about taking ballet lessons"

gaga

adjective
1. Informal. Given to lighthearted silliness:
2. Informal. Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness:
Informal: bonkers, cracked, daffy, loony.
Chiefly British: crackers.
Idioms: around the bend, crazy as a loon, mad as a hatter, not all there, nutty as a fruitcake, off one's head, off one's rocker, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, sick in the head, stark raving mad.
Translations

gaga

[ˈgɑːˈgɑː] ADJgagá, lelo, chocho
to go gaga; be going gaga (= senile) → chochear; (= ecstatic) → caérsele a algn la baba

gaga

[ˈgɑːgɑː] adj
to go gaga → devenir gaga or gâteux/eusegagging order ninterdiction f de divulgation

gaga

adj (Brit inf) → plemplem (inf), → meschugge (inf); old personverkalkt (inf); to go gaga (= go senile)verkalken (inf)

gaga

[ˈgɑːgɑː] adj (fam) to go gagarimbambire
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