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glob

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Pronunciation: /ɡlɒb
 
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Definition of glob in English:

noun

informal
A lump of a semi-liquid substance: thick globs of mozzarella cheese
More example sentences
  • Strapping it around his waist, he took two globs of slimy substance and pasted them onto the doors.
  • The gold can occur in fractures, seams, masses, or small globs.
  • Each bit has a home, like paint spread thickly across a canvas instead of in globs dropped here and there.

Origin

early 20th century: perhaps a blend of blob and gob1.

Words that rhyme with glob

blob, bob, cob, dob, fob, gob, hob, job, knob, lob, mob, nob, rob, slob, snob, sob, squab, stob, swab, throb, yob

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