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goo

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Pronunciation: /ɡuː
 
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Definition of goo in English:

noun

[mass noun] informal
1A sticky or slimy substance.
Example sentences
  • They are a really nice crisp, but substantial biscuit with flavoured goo inside.
  • I can still remember biting through the coconut-studded chocolate shell into the gloriously sticky, snow-white goo within.
  • I looked at my hand to see a dark substance on the palm, looking like watery, sticky goo.
2Excessive sentimentality.
Example sentences
  • That sounds fairly dire, but this adaptation of a book about a Texan high school coach who makes it into the big league late in life isn't entirely covered in sentimental goo.
  • If you like sentimental goo about growing up in the Midwest of America among widescreen landscapes, boy, are you in luck.

Origin

early 20th century (originally US): perhaps from burgoo, a nautical slang term for porridge, based on Persian bulġūr 'bruised grain'.

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  • This word for ‘a sticky substance’ was originally US and is perhaps from burgoo (mid 18th century), originally a nautical slang term for porridge, but now a thick soup or stew particularly associated with Kentucky. It is based on Persian bulġūr ‘bruised grain’, a word found in bulgar wheat (mid 20th century).

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