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Definition of goo

1 : a viscid or sticky substance
2 : sentimental tripe

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What's this goo all over the stove? the latest goo from a children's author who knows how to lay it on thick
Recent Examples on the Web That requires approval from the FAA and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, given the flammable nature of the germ-killing goo. Aarian Marshall, Wired, "In Planes and Trains, Mini-Mops and Fog Machines Battle Coronavirus," 6 Mar. 2020 That’s when the molecules separate and the marshmallows turn into those blankets of goo and dissolve into the drink. Molly Glick, Popular Science, "A food scientist breaks down the thermodynamics between marshmallows and hot chocolate," 13 Jan. 2020 But no one had quite figured out how the jellies’ goo worked until now. Cheryl Ames, National Geographic, "THE BEST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX," 13 Feb. 2020 The viscous goo shields the component from electrical interference and eliminates fidelity-robbing vibrations so nothing comes between you and sonic bliss. Popular Science, "Inside America’s legendary audio gear factory," 7 Feb. 2020 In the fifth episode, Ambrose used Sabrina's blood to draw the black goo out of Nick. Martha Sorren,, "Things Could Get Better In CAOS Part 4, Nick Stans," 24 Jan. 2020 Saturating the sticky residue left behind by stickers with vodka makes the goo incredibly easy to remove. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "DeKor, NYC's Chicest New Home Store, Used to Be a Leaky Basement," 12 Dec. 2019 The leak of bright green goo onto the shoulder of Interstate 696 last month prompted a new investigation. USA TODAY, "MLK, robot unemployment, Python Bowl: News from around our 50 states," 14 Jan. 2020 Instead of filling trays with silicone goo to collect an impression from which to cast a traditional mold, dentists send digital directions to a 3-D printer, which produces a plastic model within minutes. Jennifer Larue,, "Digital advances in dentistry: Practicing skills with a simulator, creating 3D-printed crowns," 22 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of goo

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for goo

perhaps short for burgoo

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21 Mar 2020

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“Goo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of goo

informal : a wet and sticky substance

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