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

Example Sentences

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 What passed for salad—diced potatoes tossed with Russian dressing, or a half-head of doubtful-looking iceberg drenched in an indeterminate glop—wasn’t very appealing alongside traditional Chinese fare. James T. Areddy, WSJ, 16 Aug. 2021 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, baltimoresun.com, 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 See More

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

circa 1944, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of glop was circa 1944

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“Glop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glop. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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