gung ho
adjective Etymology: Gung ho!, motto (interpreted as meaning “work together”) adopted by certain United States marines, from Chinese (Beijing) gōnghé, short for Zhōngguó Gōngyè Hézuò Shè Chinese Industrial Cooperative Society Date: 1942 extremely or overly zealous or enthusiastic

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  • Gung-Ho — est une coopérative chinoise fondée en 1937 par Rewi Alley et ses camarades, à Baoji, Shaanxi, près de la ville de Xi an. La coopérative s est ensuite développée dans les autres régions de Chine. Elle a dû arrêter ses activités en 1952. Elle les… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • gung-ho — /gung hoh /, Informal. adj. 1. wholeheartedly enthusiastic and loyal; eager; zealous: a gung ho military outfit. adv. 2. in a successful manner: The business is going gung ho. [introduced as a training slogan in 1942 by U.S. Marine officer Evans… …   Universalium

  • gung ho — also gung ho, gungho, 1942, slang motto of Carlson s Raiders, (2nd Marine Raider Battalion, under Lt. Col. Evans Carlson, 1896 1947), U.S. guerrilla unit operating in the Pacific in World War II, from Chinese kung ho work together, cooperate.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Gung-ho — est une coopérative chinoise fondée en 1937 par Rewi Alley et ses camarades, à Baoji, Shaanxi, près de la ville de Xi an. La coopérative s est ensuite développée dans les autres régions de Chine. Elle a dû arrêter ses activités en 1952. Elle les… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • gung-ho — [ˌgʌŋ ˈhəu US ˈhou] adj informal [Date: 1900 2000; : Chinese; Origin: gonghe, from jongguo gongye hozo she Chinese Industrial Cooperatives Society , used as a battle cry (meaning work together ) by U.S. soldiers in World War II] very eager to do… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gung ho — If someone is gung ho about something, they support it blindly and don t think about the consequences …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • gung-ho — ☆ gung ho [guŋ′hō′ ] adj. [Chin, kung ho, lit., work together: slogan of Lt. Col. E. F. Carlson s Marine Raiders in WWII] Informal enthusiastic, cooperative, enterprising, etc. in an unrestrained, often naive way …   English World dictionary

  • gung-ho — [ gʌŋ hou ] adjective INFORMAL very enthusiastic, especially about something that might be dangerous …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gung ho — [adj] extremely enthusiastic anxious, ardent, dedicated, eager, enthused, excited, fanatical, fired up*, keyed up*, lively, passionate, spirited, zealous; concepts 401,542 …   New thesaurus

  • gung-ho — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unthinkingly enthusiastic and eager, especially about taking part in fighting or warfare. ORIGIN from a Chinese word taken to mean work together and adopted as a slogan by US Marines …   English terms dictionary

  • gung-ho — adj. enthusiastic, eager. Etymology: Chin. gonghe work together, slogan adopted by US Marines in 1942 * * * /gung hoh /, Informal. adj. 1. wholeheartedly enthusiastic and loyal; eager; zealous: a gung ho military outfit. adv. 2. in a successful… …   Useful english dictionary

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