\ ˈgüp How to pronounce goop (audio) \

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

Examples of goop in a Sentence

I stepped in some goop.
Recent Examples on the Web Plastic bottles hurtled down a conveyor belt, where they were filled with scented goop — lavender and grapefruit, coconut-lemon and peppermint — then pushed through a label-maker and into awaiting boxes. Lizzie Johnson,, "Transformed by the coronavirus: San Rafael’s EO Products can’t make enough hand sanitizer," 27 Mar. 2020 Handprints appeared in the sand and then filled up, inexplicably, with black goop. Adrian Chen, New York Times, "Hideo Kojima’s Strange, Unforgettable Video-Game Worlds," 3 Mar. 2020 These products, below, harness the powers of the golden goop for more than an oatmeal topper. Popular Science, "Bee-derived products that do more than sweeten your tea," 4 Nov. 2019 In other words, the Jello would never go from liquid goop to a wiggly, semi-solid foodstuff. Kat Eschner, Popular Science, "These tiny living robots could help science eavesdrop on cellular gossip," 17 Jan. 2020 There’s shampoo, no-poo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner, gel, and countless other goops to try. Popular Science, "Effective hair products for your everyday routine," 26 Dec. 2019 Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t get goop for her performance in Netflix’s Ryan Murphy dramedy The Politician. James Hibberd,, "Golden Globes biggest TV snubs and surprises 2020," 9 Dec. 2019 News outlets around the world publish photographs of beaches mounded over with dead fish and marinas awash in a green, guacamole-like goop. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "The Conservation Fight for Florida Water is Finally Seeing Progress," 6 Dec. 2019 The Healing Trip takes goop employees to Jamaica to do mushrooms. Jennifer Gunter, STAT, "Goop’s pseudoscience ministry comes to Netflix," 17 Jan. 2020

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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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The first known use of goop was circa 1918

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1 Apr 2020

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“Goop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of goop

informal : a sticky or greasy substance

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