: a viscid or sticky substance
: sentimental tripe

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
Recent Examples on the Web In both cases, the gore only amounts to copious volumes of green or yellow goo. Tim Lammers, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 The result was a messy goo left on the face of a young woman in his path. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Mar. 2024 Some people recommend putting petroleum jelly around the edge of the moat or bowl, but the first ants become mired in the goo, and those behind climb on their bodies to reach the food. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, 18 Mar. 2024 While there are sweet cherries in the area sold at farm stands along nearly every road, most sour cherries grown in the Traverse City area end up being processed into the cherry goo at the bottom of yogurt cups, frozen cherries, cherry juice, etc. Charlotte Phillipp, Peoplemag, 11 Mar. 2024 Owyhee gumbo is an extremely sticky goo that results when rain hits the talcum powder dirt. Pete Zimowsky, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 Some sea cucumbers are also known to shoot out a tangle of sticky, noodle-like goo from their butts when provoked. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 15 Nov. 2023 The chunky, colorful tools in this set are contoured for little hands, and the activity cards introduce children to measurement while making mystery goo, puffy paint, slime, and more. Cheryl Fenton, Parents, 22 Nov. 2023 On top of that, the black alien goo that would eventually become Spidey’s archnemesis Venom is finally introduced into the Insomniac storyline. Gene Park, Washington Post, 16 Oct. 2023

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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 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a sticky substance
gooey adjective

perhaps short for burgoo "oatmeal gruel"

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