\ˈgü \

Definition of goo 

1 : a viscid or sticky substance

2 : sentimental tripe

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Other Words from goo

gooey \ˈgü-​ē \ adjective
gooeyness \ˈgü-​ē-​nəs \ noun

Examples of goo in a Sentence

What's this goo all over the stove? the latest goo from a children's author who knows how to lay it on thick

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LiveScience reports that the blanket of goo is choking the estuary near Florida’s southeastern coast. James Rogers, Fox News, "Blue-green toxic algae invades Florida river," 15 Aug. 2018 Only the difficult paint was left on the dresser of course – the easy stuff had already come off with chemical goo and 100 rounds of sandpapering. Chris Erskine,, "It's just an old oak chest, too heavy and in need of some TLC. Aren't we all?," 27 Apr. 2018 The result looks like a soft contact lens in a bath of goo. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "Scientists have 3D printed the most advanced artificial cornea ever using human cells," 30 May 2018 Even millennial viewers are not too cool for the goo. Claire Wolters,, "Phoenixville's Blobfest returns as the movie that inspired it turns 60," 11 July 2018 One sprayed a sticky black goo on the naked roadbed. John Kelly, Washington Post, "From potholes to perfect pavement: My neighborhood has lovely new streets," 24 June 2018 Cooked poorly, eggplant can have all the beauty and flavor of a mushy amorphous blob of gray goo. Nick Kindelsperger,, "Fascinating fried eggplant at Xiao Mei Xing," 9 July 2018 The gator chomps down and the melon splits open, spattering blue goo everywhere. Michaela N. Vincent, CNN, "People are going way over the top with their gender-reveal parties these days," 8 June 2018 To get the right consistency, the researchers added a jelly-like goo called alginate and stem cells extracted from donor corneas, along with some ropy proteins called collagen. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "Scientists have 3D printed the most advanced artificial cornea ever using human cells," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of goo

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for goo

perhaps short for burgoo

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The first known use of goo was in 1900

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English Language Learners Definition of goo

: a wet and sticky substance

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