Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “from the word go”

from the word go

from the start of something: The bridge-building project had problems with funding right from the word go.First and firstly
(Definition of from the word go from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “from the word go”

Word of the Day

well in (with)

to have a good relationship with someone in which they like you and from which you get an advantage

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More