\ˈgläp \

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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Other Words from glop

gloppy \ ˈglä-​pē \ adjective

Synonyms for glop


slop, swill

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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

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Titanic, however, is no soulless junket into techno-glop wizardry but rather a complex and radiant tale that essays both mankind's destructive arrogance and its noble endurance. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Titanic': THR's 1997 Review," 19 Dec. 2017 Giving yourself a great manicure—one free of glops, dents, and spills on your couch—is far from easy. Erin Reimel, Glamour, "10 Game-Changing Nail Secrets Only Manicurists Know," 21 Sep. 2017 So two of the younger roommates cook, emerging an hour later with a glutinous, inedible glop. Ellen Barry, New York Times, "Young Rural Women in India Chase Big-City Dreams," 24 Sep. 2016 Now, researchers are on to phase two: turning that cellular glop into a square inch of honest-to-goodness muscle tissue. Noah Shachtman, WIRED, "Pentagon Plan to Regrow Limbs: Phase One, Complete," 25 Mar. 2009 The easiest way to ruin a perfectly good sandwich is with a glop of stinky, white failure sauce. Andy Staples,, "Where to eat, drink in Gainesville, Florida," 30 June 2017

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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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