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Definition of goo

1 : a viscid or sticky substance
2 : sentimental tripe

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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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Hayes smeared a half a jar (about nine ounces) on his body each game, the honey-like goo dripped from his forearms, hands and uniform., "A History of Football in 100 Objects," 28 Aug. 2019 Spider silks all start out the same: a wad of goo, akin to rubber cement or thick honey, as Hayashi describes it. NBC News, "Spider silk 'library' could hold secrets for new materials," 14 Aug. 2019 Puppets and goo will be used to recreate the scenes of whale processing and hunting. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "There Is Going to be a ‘Moby-Dick’ Musical," 9 Aug. 2019 The leaves’ goo contains compounds that suppress inflammation, says Jennifer Gordon, M.D., a dermatologist in Austin, as well as the pain reliever carboxypeptidase. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Benefits of Aloe Vera Gel, According to Dermatologists," 8 July 2019 If those precious three pounds of goo in our craniums aren’t ours to control, what is? Sigal Samuel, Vox, "Facebook is building tech to read your mind. The ethical implications are staggering.," 5 Aug. 2019 When a caterpillar builds its chrysalis, its whole body dissolves into goo and then the DNA gets rearranged into a completely different animal and that animal is what gets reborn. Sydney Bucksbaum,, "Behind the Scenes: Stranger Things 3 podcast reveals how puberty inspired the Mind Flayer's monster," 25 July 2019 At this year's Fourth of July BBQ, instead of being scared of the mortality-reminding, glistening white goo, slather some on your burger bun in defiance of death, in celebration of freedom. Emily Dreyfuss, WIRED, "In Defense of Mayonnaise," 4 July 2019 This dissolves that goo, loosening the husks, which will shrug right off. James P. Dewan, Twin Cities, "Dishes to make with tomatillos, plus a trick for getting those sticky husks off," 4 June 2019

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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

informal : a wet and sticky substance

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