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gunk Syllabification: gunk
Pronunciation: /ɡəNGk/

Definition of gunk in English:


Unpleasantly sticky or messy substance.
Example sentences
  • After that, you just mix the pineapple gunk with the sugar syrup, the milk and lemon juice and put in the fridge.
  • It had a tendency to mix with clay-rich mud to form a gooey, sticky gunk that adhered to everything.
  • Comets are in effect dirty snowballs, water ice coated in organic gunk.


1930s: the proprietary name of a detergent.

  • This was originally a US usage and came from the proprietary name of a detergent.

Words that rhyme with gunk

bunk, chunk, clunk, drunk, dunk, flunk, funk, hunk, Monck, monk, plunk, shrunk, skunk, slunk, stunk, sunk, thunk, trunk
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