Main definitions of gook in English

: gook1gook2

gook1

Pronunciation /ɡʊk//ɡuːk/

noun

North American
informal, offensive
  • A foreigner, especially a person of SE Asian descent.

Origin

1930s: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

gook

/ɡʊk//ɡuːk/

Main definitions of gook in English

: gook1gook2

gook2

Pronunciation /ɡʊk//ɡuːk/

noun

mass nouninformal
  • A sloppy wet or viscous substance.

    ‘all that gook she kept putting on her face’
    • ‘Indeed, for a pinkish, processed, canned luncheon meat surrounded in gelatinous gook, Spam has quite an amazing story to tell - and a uniquely American one at that.’
    • ‘I tried to scramble back into the wall and got drenched in colored gook.’
    • ‘I was almost shocked, for instance, at the simple perfection of the Clams Casino - a New York-like first course that often is miserably laden with breadcrumb-cheese gook and baked into submission.’
    • ‘It's important to stir fairly constantly, scraping the bottom so all the gook you just bubbled gets blended in.’
    • ‘Christine was still trying to clear her mouth of the sweet gook.’
    • ‘This gook makes the difference between a frizzy mess and some kind of defined curl.’
    • ‘Britney came stomping down the hallway, some kinda gook in her hair.’
    • ‘He'd only seen the makeup kit briefly, when Tanner took out some white, gloppy gook to take off the makeup that covered nearly his entire body.’
    mud, muck, mire, ooze, silt, alluvium, dirt, slime, slush, slurry
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Origin

1970s: variant of guck.

Pronunciation

gook

/ɡʊk//ɡuːk/