: a viscid or sticky substance
: sentimental tripe

Example Sentences

What's this goo all over the stove? the latest goo from a children's author who knows how to lay it on thick
Recent Examples on the Web The researchers poured the contents of the net, a slurry of pink goo, through fine sieves and then into containers with formaldehyde and borax to keep them from dissolving before they could be logged in a database back on shore. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Oct. 2022 Previously researchers discovered a creature made of blue goo deep at the bottom of the ocean floor. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 19 Oct. 2022 Or the sequence where No Face, a dark spirit who follows Chihiro on her journey in the spirit world, regurgitates a tidal wave of black goo. Nina Li Coomes, The Atlantic, 20 Sep. 2022 Reginald's head in half — his alien goo comes spilling out! Maggie Fremont, EW.com, 22 June 2022 Of course, these small blue goo creatures appear much smaller than the massive 1.5-foot sea bugs that scientists previously discovered. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 26 Sep. 2022 There isn’t much by way of plant life down in the darkness of Ape Cave except for lichen, moss and a nutrient-rich goo that insects feast upon called cave slime. Scott Hewitt, oregonlive, 19 Aug. 2022 And, sure, the film, though choking on melodramatic goo at times, is a nostalgic and fun re-watch. Deanna Janes, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 Aug. 2022 Essential goo-gaws like blind-spot assist and adaptive cruise control are now standard on utes like the Mazda CX-30 or Kia Seltos. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 18 June 2022 See More

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Word History


perhaps short for burgoo

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of goo was in 1900

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Cite this Entry

“Goo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goo. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition


: a sticky substance
gooey adjective
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