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Definition of goo

1 : a viscid or sticky substance
2 : sentimental tripe

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Turns out, the portal is near-impossible to open back up again, causing the machine to malfunction and fry the operators to goo. Kathryn Lindsay,, "R29 Binge Club: Stranger Things Season 3," 5 July 2019 This dissolves that goo, loosening the husks, which will shrug right off. James P. Dewan,, "4 easy dishes to make with tomatillos, plus a trick for getting those sticky husks off," 17 June 2019 After a three-day trial in Multnomah County Circuit Court, a six-person jury on Wednesday found both men guilty of misdemeanor harassment for offending and annoying the officers with the sticky goo., "2 Portland protesters who doused cops with buckets of glitter mixed with lubricant get 5 days in jail," 7 June 2019 For an extra $2, one of them gave me a full-body mud massage and flipped me over and over in the goo like a hotdog in a fondue pot. Zoe Weiner, Allure, "I Bathed in Colombia’s “Volcano of Youth” and My Skin Has Never Felt Softer," 23 Oct. 2018 Thicker than most peels (which is why Ren calls it a mask), the goo’s tropical ingredients give the mask a Bahama Breeze scent. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "Are You Exfoliating Your Face Wrong?," 11 July 2018 Spread drop cloths on the pavement, lawn or nearby shrubbery to protect them from falling gobs of goo. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Safely Remove Paint," 25 Jan. 2019 At the outset, the crawfish - smothered in the fiery goo - smell like a dream. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Feeling the burn at Casian Crawfish," 21 Mar. 2018 The hagfish fills its potential attackers’ mouths and gills with goo. Laura Yan, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Navy Is Creating a Military Slime," 18 Aug. 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

informal : a wet and sticky substance

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