\ ˈgək How to pronounce guck (audio) \
variants: or \ ˈgu̇k How to pronounce gook (audio) , ˈgük \

Definition of guck

: oozy sloppy dirt or debris broadly : goo, gunk

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Synonyms for guck


mire, muck, mud, ooze, slime, slop, sludge, slush

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Examples of guck in a Sentence

don't walk on that clean floor with guck on your shoes

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Rachael’s radical hypothesis is that menstruation is necessary to flush out bacteria and guck that enter women’s bodies along with sperm during intercourse. Joanne Engelhardt, The Mercury News, "Theater review: More to “How and Why’ than meets the eye," 18 July 2019 Take a look: The guck that comes out of what has been classified by INSIDER as an epidermoid cyst seems never-ending. Samantha Brodsky, Good Housekeeping, "ATTENTION Pimple Popping Fiends: This Is the Grossest Video to Date," 3 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of guck

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for guck

perhaps alteration of goo

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to make a temporary encampment

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