: goo, gunk
goopy adjective

Example Sentences

I stepped in some goop.
Recent Examples on the Web No direct consumption of fossil fuels, no leaking various engine goop into the water below. WIRED, 14 Mar. 2023 Viral slugging is another option, but wiping goop off my silk pillowcases isn’t a super pleasant experience. ELLE, 16 Feb. 2023 Together, goop and Lacoste explored the heritage styles from the French brand and revisited its archives to find references in detail and form. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, 15 Feb. 2023 This keeps those vegetables from disintegrating into slimy goop. Paul Stephen,, 26 Aug. 2020 And some worms had become nothing more than hollow tubes filled with the slimy goop that chemical fingerprinting methods would later show had contained BP oil. Andrew Moseman, Discover Magazine, 22 Feb. 2011 The traditional process would be this: Printers build objects from the bottom up by applying layer after layer of plastic goop from dispenser that shuttles back and forth along a horizontal plane. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 15 June 2015 Since 2019, their celebration of this immersive goop has become a serious business venture for the longtime friends, who charge up to $48 per person to get access to the thousands of gallons of slime inside their Sloomoo Institutes. Johnny Dodd, Peoplemag, 12 Jan. 2023 Kids ages 8 and up can use this kit to make slime and goop, make a volcano erupt and chisel for gemstones. Halla Mannering, Discover Magazine, 18 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History


probably alteration of goo

First Known Use

circa 1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of goop was circa 1918

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“Goop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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