gung-ho Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"gung-ho" in British English

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gung-hoadjective

uk   /ˌɡʌŋˈhəʊ/  us   /-ˈhoʊ/ informal
extremelyenthusiastic about doing something, ​especially going to ​war: The ​filmstarsMark Burgess-Ashton as the gung-ho ​youngfighterpilot. Mrs Mahmood had ​organized the ​streetparty with her ​customary gung-ho ​zeal.
(Definition of gung-ho from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gung-hoadjective

 us   /ˈɡʌŋˈhoʊ/ infml
extremelyenthusiastic: I have a ​grandson who is gung-ho for ​football.
(Definition of gung-ho from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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