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English definition of “gung-ho”

gung-ho

adjective uk   /ˌɡʌŋˈhəʊ/ us    /-ˈhoʊ/ informal
extremely enthusiastic about doing something, especially going to war: The film stars Mark Burgess-Ashton as the gung-ho young fighter pilot. Mrs Mahmood had organized the street party with her customary gung-ho zeal.WarExcited, interested and enthusiastic
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