\ ˈgüp How to pronounce goop (audio) \

Definition of goop

: goo, gunk

Other Words from goop

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

Examples of goop in a Sentence

I stepped in some goop.
Recent Examples on the Web Kristen Hislop, marine conservation director for the Environmental Defense Center, said crews on the sand could just scoop up the toxic goop and take it away. Los Angeles Times, 7 Oct. 2021 The goop has transferred ultra-concentrated doses of hydration and moisture, lifted away impurities, and left behind nothing but a silky and radiant complexion, one that will last about a week. Leena Kim, Town & Country, 24 July 2021 All of the pumpkins lined up along Dorinda’s driveway aren’t full of orange goop and flat white seeds, but rather the spirits of everyone who has passed before them. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 29 June 2021 Their warehouses, set in a large dirt yard in Atatra, in the northern part of the strip, were now a horror show of toxic pink goop, still-smoking piles of refuse and an evil-looking ooze pool. Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2021 Believe it or not, there's more to a wax than slapping on hot goop and ripping it off. Beth Shapouri, Glamour, 1 May 2021 The eco angle is nice, but also consider that small light objects are much easier to ship than bottled heavy goop. Paul Earle, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2021 Union shared a crucial perspective on being a working mom during a recent appearance on Gwyneth Paltrow's The goop Podcast, as People reports. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, 5 Apr. 2021 Romanowski also talked about skin care, the magical goop that fills so many pretty jars and tubes. New York Times, 23 Mar. 2021

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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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11 Oct 2021

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“Goop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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: a sticky or greasy substance

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