goo

noun
\ ˈgü How to pronounce goo (audio) \

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 Frozen in place by the fast-hardening goo, the two insects quickly suffocated to death—perfectly preserving the amorous act in fossil form. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Researchers Find Two Fornicating Flies Enshrined in 41-Million-Year-Old Amber," 6 Apr. 2020 Videos posted online have shown oily waters lapping at the mainland, and a man running a stick across the water’s surface then lifting it, dripping black goo. Cara Anna, chicagotribune.com, "Indian Ocean island nation Mauritius scrambles to counter oil spill from grounded tanker," 8 Aug. 2020 Videos posted online showed oily waters lapping at the shore, and a man running a stick across the water’s surface and lifting it, dripping black goo. Fox News, "Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship spills fuel," 8 Aug. 2020 Videos posted online have shown oily waters lapping at the mainland, and a man running a stick across the water's surface then lifting it, dripping black goo. Cara Anna, Star Tribune, "Mauritius scrambles to counter oil spill from grounded ship," 8 Aug. 2020 Snakes that rely heavily on frogs, like the Argus goo-eater that eats frog eggs, fared badly after chytrid. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "Tropical Snakes Suffer as a Fungus Kills the Frogs They Prey On," 14 Feb. 2020 Barry speeds home in time to see Mirror-Iris throw Bloodwork’s goo on the mirror, which will destabilize the barrier between dimensions and allow Eva to travel between them. EW.com, "The Flash recap: For Barry and Iris, the truth literally hurts," 29 Apr. 2020 There is also in-race nutrition…there are sucrose blocks, the (energy) goos. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Running expert offers preparation tips for The Woodlands Marathon," 26 Feb. 2020 Christy Weir was a young teen in Santa Barbara who woke up one morning in 1969 to find the beaches covered in black goo. Arlene Martinez, USA TODAY, "In CA: A hunt for coronavirus cases in the Golden State," 23 Apr. 2020

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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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Last Updated

1 Sep 2020

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“Goo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goo. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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goo

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How to pronounce goo (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of goo

informal : a wet and sticky substance

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