: a small drop : blob
: a usually large and rounded mass
globby adjective

Examples of glob in a Sentence

A glob of ice cream was stuck to his mustache. found a glob of chewing gum under my theater seat
Recent Examples on the Web The motions inside clouds are turbulent, with globs and eddies of gas swirling around like capricious fairies. Nia Imara, Scientific American, 20 Feb. 2024 The globs of fat floating on top are unfortunate, but oversized hunks of carrot, plenty of herbs, tender cubes of chicken and the vegetable-forward flavor of the broth make this a great choice. Jolene Thym, The Mercury News, 30 Jan. 2024 Which raises the question: How did Drunk Elephant end up on Christmas lists for kids who believe Santa’s elves are scooping globs of Protini Polypeptide Cream into neon blue jars? Ariana Yaptangco, Glamour, 10 Jan. 2024 That same team, led by radio scientist Sebastien Le Maistre of the Royal Observatory of Belgium, who is also the principal investigator of RISE, had previously found that the core of Mars is most likely a glob of molten metal. Elizabeth Rayne, Ars Technica, 17 Aug. 2023 And this year, many of the products debuting are going to be garnished with heaping globs of AI. Boone Ashworth, WIRED, 29 Dec. 2023 Or crouched in the apartment hallway, scooping up globs of spilled cheesecake with Rachel. Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times, 30 Oct. 2023 Many of my beloved science-fiction audiobooks are read by Robertson Dean, whose voice sounds like a glob of pomegranate molasses falling off the edge of a spoon. Paul Grimstad, The New Yorker, 11 Oct. 2023 But maybe more fantastic than glittering squid and glowing, frilled fish are a group of animals that resemble nothing more than globs of gelatin or tangles of twine. Sam Walters, Discover Magazine, 28 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


perhaps blend of globe and blob

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of glob was in 1900

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“Glob.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glob. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a small drop : blob

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