Definition of glop in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɡläp/


informal, chiefly North American
1A sticky and amorphous substance, typically something unpleasant: the snow was sun-softened 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.
1.1A 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 or overly sentimental 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?



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.


1940s: symbolic (see gloop).

Words that rhyme with glop

atop, bop, chop, clop, cop, crop, dop, drop, Dunlop, estop, flop, fop, hop, intercrop, knop, kop, lop, mop, op, plop, pop, prop, screw-top, shop, slop, sop, stop, strop, swap, tiptop, top, underprop, whop

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Syllabification: glop

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