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

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 After an hour at 19,000 g’s, cell wall debris packs down as leaden glop at the bottom of a tube. Will Hively, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 But mostly, Cronenberg jacks up his own career-long obsessions with glop and grunge and decay to fever pitch. Los Angeles Times, 27 June 2023 The way language glops out of everyone’s mouth like soft-serve ice cream. Sam Anderson, New York Times, 3 June 2023 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

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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 22 Jul. 2024.

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