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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 Long answer: The Russians are trying to open the Upside Down and are using a strange green goo to power their machine which is being spearheaded by a scientist named Alexei (actor Alex Utgoff), the lead on the project. Rachel Paige,, "New Stranger Things 3 Character Dr. Alexei Is Kind Of This Season's Lynchpin," 5 July 2019 Some are just lazy sacks of goo who really ought to exercise more. Eric Zorn,, "Column: Move over, scientists! Walk left, stand right rules on the escalator," 26 Sep. 2019 And Temple emerged happy from that football goo with Maryland. Chuck Culpepper, The Denver Post, "The Mountain West had a moment in the sun — including Air Force’s win over CU — then reality set in," 15 Sep. 2019 Soot and goo During Project STORMFURY’s heyday, other scientists were thinking about different ways to attack cyclones from the air—like using tiny particles of black carbon, also known as charcoal, to diminish their winds. Madeleine Stone, National Geographic, "Beyond nukes: how scientists dream of killing hurricanes," 27 Aug. 2019 The creature only appears an hour into the film, first glimpsed as saliva-like goo and then as pharyngeal jaws that shoot out from its mouth. J.b., The Economist, "Forty years later, “Alien” remains at the apex of sci-fi horror films," 5 Sep. 2019 According to the study, Chinese people have used this goo to treat burns for some 1,600 years; research conducted in recent years further testifies to the salamander secretions’ healing abilities. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Giant Salamander Goo Is Great at Gluing Gashes," 7 June 2019 Hayes smeared a half a jar (about nine ounces) on his body each game, the honey-like goo dripped from his forearms, hands and uniform., "A History of Football in 100 Objects," 28 Aug. 2019 Spider silks all start out the same: a wad of goo, akin to rubber cement or thick honey, as Hayashi describes it. NBC News, "Spider silk 'library' could hold secrets for new materials," 14 Aug. 2019

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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

29 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Goo.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of goo

informal : a wet and sticky substance

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