gaga vs senile what difference

what is difference between gaga and senile

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɑːɡɑː/

Etymology 1

From French gaga

Adjective

gaga (comparative more gaga, superlative most gaga)

  1. (informal) Mentally senile.
    The elderly patients in the hospital were going gaga.
  2. (informal) Crazy.
    You might go gaga if you stare at this screen too long.
    • Should he lose it once and for all, he and Kathleen would need lots of money. Also, he had said to me, you could be gaga in a tenured chair at Princeton, and would anybody notice?
  3. (informal) Infatuated.
    The girls were going gaga over the handsome new boy who joined the class.
Usage notes
  • As demonstrated in the example sentences above, gaga is often preceded by the verb go.
Translations

Etymology 2

Noun

gaga (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of ga-ga (game resembling dodgeball)

Balinese

Romanization

gaga

  1. Romanization of ᬕᬕ
  2. Romanization of ᬕᬵᬕᬵ

Barngarla

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡaɡa/

Noun

gaga

  1. head

References

  • Zuckermann, Ghil‘ad (2019). Barngarlidhi Manoo (Speaking Barngarla Together) (Barngarla Alphabet & Picture Book). p.50-56.
    Part 1 Part 2
  • Zuckermann, Ghil‘ad and Clamor Wilhelm Schürmann (2018). Online Barngarla Dictionary.
  • Zuckermann, Ghil‘ad (2016). Barngarla Aboriginal Language Dictionary App.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.regenr8.dictionary.barngarla
    https://apps.apple.com/au/app/barngarla/id1424856161

French

Etymology

Reduplication of the base of gâteux (senile)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡa.ɡa/

Adjective

gaga (plural gagas)

  1. (informal) gaga (senile)
  2. (informal) gaga (crazy)
  3. (informal) gaga (infatuated)

Synonyms

senile
  • fou
  • foufou
  • gâteux
  • neuneu
  • zinzin
crazy
  • fou
  • foufou
  • neuneu
  • zinzin

Further reading

  • “gaga” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Ga

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡaɡa/

Noun

gaga (plural gagai)

  1. any ant with large mandibles, such as a soldier ant or driver ant

See also

  • tsatsu
  • tsatsutsuru
  • gbense

Gamilaraay

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡaɡa/

Noun

gaga

  1. wine

References

  • (2017) Giacon J Gamilaraay-Yuwaalaraay Dictionary Supplement

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɡaɡa]
  • Hyphenation: ga‧ga

Adjective

gaga (not comparable)

  1. (predicative, colloquial) gaga

Further reading

  • “gaga” in Duden online

Japanese

Romanization

gaga

  1. Rōmaji transcription of がが

Lindu

Adverb

gaga

  1. very

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aɡɐ

Noun

gaga f (plural gagas)

  1. female equivalent of gago

Adjective

gaga

  1. feminine singular of gago

Salar

Noun

gaga

  1. brother

Tagalog

Etymology

  • From gago

Adjective

gaga

  1. (vulgar) (feminine) an idiot, asshole

Turkish

Etymology

From Ottoman Turkish غاغا‎.

Noun

gaga (definite accusative gagayı, plural gagalar)

  1. bill, beak

Declension

Derived terms

  • gagalamak

References

  • Redhouse, James W. (1890), “غاغا”, in A Turkish and English Lexicon, Constantinople: A. H. Boyajian, page 1334


English

Etymology

1660s; borrowed from French sénile, from Middle French senile, from Old French senile, from Latin senīlis (of or pertaining to old age), from senex (old man), from Gaulish and Proto-Indo-European *sénos (old).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsiːnaɪl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsinaɪl/
  • Rhymes: -aɪl

Adjective

senile (comparative more senile, superlative most senile)

  1. Of, or relating to old age.
  2. (often offensive) Exhibiting the deterioration in mind and body often accompanying old age; doddering.

Antonyms

  • juvenile

Derived terms

Related terms

  • senate
  • senator
  • senescence
  • senior
  • seniority

Translations

Noun

senile (plural seniles)

  1. (dated, medicine) A person who is senile.

Further reading

  • senile in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • senile in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • Inslee, enisle, ensile, lienes, silene

German

Pronunciation

Adjective

senile

  1. inflection of senil:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Italian

Etymology

From Latin senīlis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /seˈni.le/

Adjective

senile (plural senili)

  1. senile

Derived terms

  • senilità

Anagrams

  • lesine

Latin

Adjective

senīle

  1. nominative neuter singular of senīlis
  2. accusative neuter singular of senīlis
  3. vocative neuter singular of senīlis

Old French

Etymology

From Latin senīlis

Adjective

senile m (oblique and nominative feminine singular senile)

  1. relating to old age

Declension

Descendants

  • French: sénile
    • English: senile

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