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Googoo eyes - The meaning and origin

Posted by TheFallen on April 21, 2003

In Reply to: Goo Goo eyes-The meaning and origin posted by Don on April 21, 2003

: Hi,
: I'm hoping to find out the meaning and origin of the phrase Goo Goo eyes.

Meaning I can help with. To make googoo eyes at somebody (or equally to go all googoo-eyed over somebody) means to be infatuated with someone, presumably because one's eyes widen and shine brightly whenever the object of one's affections is seen or mentioned. The expression is both humorous and mildly dismissive. As to origin, it may have connections with "agog", and/or it may be a corruption of "goggle".