Definition of glop in English:

glop

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Pronunciation: /glɒp
 
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informal , chiefly North American

noun

[mass noun]
  • 1Sticky and amorphous matter, typically something unpleasant: a cup of vile green glop
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    • Finally, he was satisfied with his work and pulled his hand gently out, coated in green glop and various internal juices.
    • I think I scraped it all outta my hair, and I got the grotesque green glop off my chin.
    • Tommy was looking for glop, or slime, or something disgusting that makes a huge mess, and his mother seemed fine with that.
  • 1.1 [count noun] A soft, shapeless lump of something: a glop of creamy dressing
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    • He began to coat my head with it, smushing it on in huge glops.
    • I pull myself out the seat and push the door open, making a face; the rain turned from huge glops to smaller, heaving it down worse than ever.
    • It helped to keep a paper towel under their hand so it wouldn't smudge where their hand rested, and to clean up any glops of pastel that stayed on the drawing.
  • 1.2Worthless writing, music, or other material: commercialized glop, not worth thinking about
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    • It's melodic, but even on a deep, meditative level, I feel this song is more glop than substance.
    • Generally, the worst thing you can say about a movie like this is that it's cloying sentimental glop.
    • Who had to read that soporific glop in high school?

verb (glops, glopping, glopped)

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  • Transfer (a sloppy or sticky substance) to a container: glop 2 gallons of premixed compound into a bucket
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    • He quickly pointed to an orange and white mush and the nearest cook spooned it out of the tub and glopped it into one of the tray's depressions.
    • I let the stuff glop into the pail I was given to store it in until I came down the ladder to put it in the wheelbarrow.

Derivatives

gloppy

adjective (gloppier, gloppiest)
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  • The texture is very strange - gloppy, gooey, glutinous, and not that easy to manage with chopsticks.
  • We make a New England clam chowder that is not that gloppy, thick, potato-infested thing we're all used to.
  • It turns gloppy and pasty once it sits in the pot after being taken off the heat.

Origin

1940s: symbolic (see gloop).

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