Definition of gak in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɡak/
(also gack) informal


[mass noun]
Example sentences
  • He once drove around Memphis for a week, high on gak, and talking to a lifesize cut-out of Elvis Presley.
  • I took on some successful DJ gigs and opened for Junior Jack, but left the exciting Latin House genre after repeated offers of kilogram blocks of solid gak in exchange for performances.
  • Everyone not playing with their toes in a crib, or drooling down themselves in a care home, is fully aware that models hoover up the gak like their careers depend upon it.
2A sticky or messy substance: the shower failed to remove the gak from my hair
More example sentences
  • In my experience, real kitchens come complete with gack on the floor of the oven and curd in the crevices of the hob.
  • A scrubby is, for those who don't know, a large ball of twisted pieces of metal used to scrub caked-on gack from cooking gear.
  • And then it was onto mopping up a split drink (Kiwitini apparently, squidgy green gack), which somehow left a much whiter patch on the cream carpet.


Used to express distaste or disgust: Gak! There she is again!
More example sentences
  • I expect we will hear about a private White House screening of Gibson's film any day now, gack…
  • He wades in with his worst Johnny Cash imitation on the song, Big River. *gack*
  • But gack, it's just so clumsy here, and so very, very self-conscious.


1970s: imitative; the form gak dates from the 1990s.

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