Go-go boots are a low-heeled style of women's fashion boot worn since the mid-sixties when fashion silhouettes focused on accentuating the leg. They first appeared in the 1960s. In modern parlance, 'go-go boot' can be used to describe any style of knee-high boots regardless of heel height. The term Go-Go is derived from the French expression gogo, meaning 'in abundance, galore', which is in turn derived from the ancient French word la gogue for 'joy, happiness'. The term 'go-go' has also been explained as a 1964 back construction of the 1962 slang term 'go', meaning something that was 'all the rage'; the term 'go-go dancer' first appeared in print in 1965. In 1958, the first Whisky a Go-Go in North America opened in Chicago, Illinois, on the corner of Rush Street and Chestnut Street. It has been called the first real American discothque. In Paris, the original accented Whisky Go-Go opened in 1947.
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