\ ˈgläp How to pronounce glop (audio) \

Definition of glop

1 : a thick semiliquid substance (such as food) that is usually unattractive in appearance
2 : tasteless or worthless material

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gloppy \ ˈglä-​pē How to pronounce glop (audio) \ adjective

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Examples of glop in a Sentence

I remember the glop they used to feed us for school lunch. the restaurant served glop that brought back unpleasant memories of my high school cafeteria
Recent Examples on the Web Later in the movie, there’s an even less convincing glop of social commentary. Kyle Smith, National Review, 14 Oct. 2021 Well, there’s nothing like a little gratuitous sincerity after a great deal of inexplicable green glop. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 1 Oct. 2021 Every single table seemed to have ordered the rigatoni, which was hardly the pink glop of your average red-sauce place—these noodles were dense, curvaceous, bathed in cream laced with tomato and just a whisper of heat. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 19 May 2021 His Hot Pockets steadily lost steam, the innards deflating into a lukewarm glop of cheese and pepperoni. Taylor Goebel, USA TODAY, 29 Nov. 2020 Several times a week, Hinte packs up the glop and delivers it to the town’s food waste disposal facility, to be turned into compost for gardens and such. Mike Klingaman,, 16 Nov. 2020 Squeeze the little glop of eggs from your sampling straw between your fingers. Malia Wollan, New York Times, 24 Mar. 2020 But the most famous use may have been in Felix’s Queso, a bright orange glop beloved at Felix Mexican Restaurant in Houston before the place closed in 2008. Washington Post, 11 Oct. 2019 But what about the liquid— or, even more common, the goopy glop—that comes in the canned variety? Emma Wartzman, Bon Appétit, 2 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of glop

circa 1944, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for glop

origin unknown

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English Language Learners Definition of glop

: a thick, wet mixture or quantity of something unpleasant


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