There are 2 main definitions of goop in English:

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goop 1

Pronunciation: /ɡuːp/

noun

informal
A stupid person.

Derivatives

goopiness

noun
Example sentences
  • Another night's wild mushroom fusilli with vegetables and black truffle cream could not transcend its general goopiness.
  • Meanwhile, some of the first-time kneaders discussed the goopiness factor, and compared the feel of it to mud.
  • I predicted a certain amount of goopiness and instead we got a healthy helping of cheese.

goopy

adjective (goopier, goopiest)
Example sentences
  • The split pea and bacon soup was rich and flavourful, but I'd give the goat cheese and artichoke dip a miss - it was bland, and reminded me of those hollowed out goopy spinach dips you see at Christmas parties.
  • Then it's two coats of polish (more than that gets goopy and messy and infringes on the acceptable appearance of the polish), finishing up with a top coat sealer.
  • And unlike those gel wax candles, they aren't almost liquid and goopy, instead they are actually pretty hard like normal wax candles.

Origin

Early 20th century (originally US): of unknown origin; compare with goof.

Words that rhyme with goop

bloop, cock-a-hoop, coop, croup, droop, drupe, dupe, group, Guadeloupe, hoop, loop, poop, recoup, roup, scoop, sloop, snoop, soup, stoep, stoop, stoup, stupe, swoop, troop, troupe, whoop

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goop 2

Pronunciation: /ɡuːp/

noun

informal, chiefly North American
Another term for gloop.
Example sentences
  • Before anyone else got in, I quickly rubbed the yellow goop into some flour, added some cheese and mustard and cayenne pepper, rolled the dough out and whacked the formed scones into the oven to bake for twelve minutes.
  • When shallow sewers from our homes dump sewage, the goop drops almost 80 feet into a larger trunk sewer system, and gas gets trapped.
  • The green goop was starting to cake onto her face, cracking here and there.

Derivatives

goopiness

noun

goopy

adjective (goopier, goopiest)

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