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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
Recent Examples on the Web The lake water then mostly stagnated into a goo the consistency of pea soup in some areas. Martin E. Comas,, 10 Sep. 2021 The brew of exotics has unleashed noxious algae outbreaks that smother beaches in foot-deep goo that looks like creamed spinach and smells like the bowels of a porta potty., 30 Aug. 2021 The cherry blueberry cobbler is a mildly flavorful goo. New York Times, 8 June 2021 Bioluminescent ostracod crustaceans, like tiny fireflies of the sea, have a gland that makes their bioluminescent goo. Quanta Magazine, 16 Aug. 2021 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. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 23 July 2021 Tyler Glasnow and his fraternity state that taking the goo away will trigger more elbow problems. Los Angeles Times, 20 June 2021 Take a picture in front of the slime wall, learn to make slime bubbles and see who can get the longest stretch out of their super slimy goo. Jennifer Boehm,, 13 July 2021 The league sent a memo to teams in 2020 saying that was their intent and soon after the Angels fired visiting clubhouse manager Bubba Harkins for selling a homemade goo to their pitchers and others across the league., 26 June 2021

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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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14 Sep 2021

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“Goo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of goo

: a wet and sticky substance


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