Definition of glop in English:


nounPlural glops

mass nounNorth American
  • 1Sticky and amorphous matter, typically something unpleasant.

    ‘a cup of vile green glop’
    • ‘Tommy was looking for glop, or slime, or something disgusting that makes a huge mess, and his mother seemed fine with that.’
    • ‘The sun reflected off the snow will burn through even thick layers of glop.’
    • ‘The fat lunch lady behind the counter grunted as she shoveled some glop onto their plates.’
    • ‘I think I scraped it all outta my hair, and I got the grotesque green glop off my chin.’
    • ‘The blue glop that they like to call food had just arrived, and everyone was scrambling to get a serving for some strange reason.’
    • ‘White went to the buffet counter and served himself some of the grey glop in one of the vats.’
    • ‘Tara takes another look at the glop, shakes her head fondly, and turns off the heat’
    • ‘Suppressing many other urges, the wounded captain actually took hold of the shot glass in front of her, gazing down at the glop inside.’
    • ‘People know the difference between cotton and silk; between institutional glop and gourmet meals.’
    • ‘Finally, he was satisfied with his work and pulled his hand gently out, coated in green glop and various internal juices.’
    • ‘We all took a bite and no one wanted to say how awful the glop had turned out.’
    • ‘I had been holding onto the counter but hadn't seen the big glop of chocolate sauce.’
    • ‘This glop went into a Pyrex dish and into the oven and appeared in tandem with holidays and caskets.’
    • ‘I have more hair glop in my hair then I am sure she has used in her life time, just to give my hair the natural up do look, with my long ringlets spilling down my back.’
    • ‘The dinner glop that served as stew brought him a bit lower, but his day was highlighted when he found a letter on his bunk that evening.’
    • ‘All three versions combine the joy of dry, splintery pastry with the joy of chewy, indigestible glop.’
    • ‘An unforeseen and ill-timed coughing incident means a huge great glop of red wine leaves your glass and lands on the sofa cushions.’
    • ‘I stabbed at my plate of cafeteria glop unenthusiastically.’
    mud, muck, mire, ooze, silt, alluvium, dirt, slime, slush, slurry
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    1. 1.1count noun A soft, shapeless lump of something.
      ‘a glop of creamy dressing’
      • ‘Leon looked down at the table and took a big glop of his drink.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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 starts off as a malleable glop, neither too stiff nor too liquid, which can be shaped in a mold, where it hardens.’
      • ‘He broke the surface up into a diagonal grid that he then filled with values of gray, black and white, using large glops of paint.’
      • ‘I think a bigger factor in high salaries is what I call the Corruption Principle: those in charge of a large glop of wealth are going to take a chunk of it one way or another.’
      • ‘My favorite part is the glops of caramel you suck up in the straw.’
      • ‘He began to coat my head with it, smushing it on in huge glops.’
      • ‘Glancing around as though someone were watching, I pulled a small jar of peanut butter from the back of a cupboard, and a spoon, taking a large glop of the stuff and stuffing it into my mouth.’
      • ‘It's okay to be messy - glops of glue only make it more realistic.’
      • ‘Having many more glutamines makes the binding stronger, and the cell's cytoplasm is afflicted with a gluey glop that leads to accumulating cell damage.’
      • ‘It only absorbs so much, and a minimum of drips will prevent random glops of dye all over the hair.’
      • ‘This prevents you from dumping a large glop of seasoning on the food.’
      • ‘It's easy to make a mess of zabaglione and turn it into a heavy glop, but this was as light as a feather - and perfect.’
    2. 1.2 Worthless writing, music, or other material.
      ‘commercialized glop, not worth thinking about’
      • ‘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?’

verbglopped, glops, glopping

North American
  • with object and adverbial of direction Transfer (a sloppy or sticky substance) to a container.

    ‘glop 2 gallons of premixed compound into a bucket’
    • ‘I let the stuff glop into the pail I was given to store it in until I came down the ladder to put it in the wheelbarrow.’
    • ‘He quickly pointed to an orange and white mush and the nearest cook spooned it out of the tub and glopped it into one of the tray's depressions.’


1940s: symbolic (see gloop).