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gloop

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Pronunciation: /ɡluːp
 
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Definition of gloop in English:

noun

[mass noun] informal
Sloppy or sticky semi-fluid matter, typically something unpleasant: the chicken tikka masala would arrive in a thick liquid gloop
More example sentences
  • Without wishing to be unkind, it was student vegetable gloop (carrot, courgette, mushroom, turnip and barley in tomato sauce) with little herby scone things on the top.
  • The Director rushes through the set pieces, drenching the sets in viscous gloop and blood as the bland supporting cast falls victim to the dual extra-terrestrial threat.
  • Boils of dark gloop, a mix of oil, water, sulphur and gas, burst up in the island's centre.

Origin

1960s: the letters gl, o, and p are said to be symbolic of semi-liquid matter (compare with glop).

Derivatives

gloopy

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adjective
Example sentences
  • A phobia of these gloopy, slimy garden creatures is not uncommon among the green-fingered population, and a fear of slime even has a name - blennophobia.
  • It was more like a thick, gloopy, sticky, overly sweet maple syrup to which chopped dill had been added.
  • He is the son of a Hong Kong masterchef, taking a traditional approach to Chinese cookery, with an emphasis on fresh, zingy ingredients rather than thick, gloopy sauces.

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