\ ˈgüp How to pronounce goop (audio) \

Definition of goop

: goo, gunk

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goopy \ ˈgü-​pē How to pronounce goopy (audio) \ adjective

Examples of goop in a Sentence

I stepped in some goop.

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Humans have been dyeing hair since the Ancient Egyptian era, but natural dyes like henna and chemical goop like Clairol’s game-changing 1950s home formulas have mostly focused on covering up rather than accentuating hair that’s lost its pigment. Rory Satran, WSJ, "The Hottest Hair Color of the Moment is...Gray," 17 Jan. 2019 This month, Gwyneth Paltrow’s goop Lab landed in Manhattan's Nolita—bringing with it a little slice of California to the cobblestones of Bond Street. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "From Goop Lab to One Kings Lane: 8 New Design Destinations to Know," 7 Nov. 2018 Just in time for those of us who haven't quite finished our holiday shopping comes news of a chic new collaboration launching on goop tomorrow: Two trio sets of JINsoon nail polishes. Alexandra Tunell, Harper's BAZAAR, "Goop x JINsoon Launch Chic Nail Polish Sets," 17 Dec. 2014 The goop founder posted a photo taken in the lobby of the Four Season George V in Paris. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Everything We Know About Gwyneth Paltrow's European Honeymoon," 9 Oct. 2018 Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for goop Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle retailer Goop has been catnip for doctors and health experts who’ve repeatedly debunked the company’s claims about its products. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Goop was fined $145,000 for its claims about jade eggs for vaginas. It’s still selling them.," 6 Sep. 2018 While in London, Paltrow returned to work and made her first post-wedding appearance at an event held at the goop London pop-up store. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Everything We Know About Gwyneth Paltrow's European Honeymoon," 9 Oct. 2018 Paltrow opened goop Aspen during the city’s Food & Wine Classic festival to highlight the flavors and textures of the West. Vogue, "Goop Goes West at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic," 18 June 2018 Is this the least goop-y trip Gwyneth Paltrow has ever taken? Devin Alessio, ELLE Decor, "How To Travel To Peru...Like Gwyneth Paltrow," 14 Apr. 2016

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First Known Use of goop

circa 1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for goop

probably alteration of goo

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English Language Learners Definition of goop

informal : a sticky or greasy substance

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a shady place in a garden or forest

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