\ˈgüp \

Definition of goop 

: goo, gunk

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Other Words from goop

goopy \ˈgü-​pē \ adjective

Examples of goop in a Sentence

I stepped in some goop.

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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 In goop Health summits in New York and Los Angeles, but this past weekend saw her bring her inimitable touch to Aspen. Vogue, "Goop Goes West at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic," 18 June 2018 Eventually, the strawberry turns to goop, a messy reminder of our own mortality. Matt Simon, WIRED, "The Amphiphilic Liquid Coating That Keeps Your Avocados Fresh," 21 June 2018 The barking pooch even starts to viciously attack an unsuspecting bottle of yellow goop. Alexis Hobbs, Woman's Day, "WATCH: This Feisty Pug CANNOT STAND Shampoo Bottles," 7 Aug. 2015

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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

: a sticky or greasy substance

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