Main definitions of gook in English

: gook1gook2

gook1

Pronunciation /ɡuːk//ɡʊk/

noun

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

Origin

1930s: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

gook

/ɡuːk//ɡʊk/

Main definitions of gook in English

: gook1gook2

gook2

Pronunciation /ɡuːk//ɡʊk/

noun

mass nouninformal
  • A sloppy wet or viscous substance.

    ‘all that gook she kept putting on her face’
    • ‘Christine was still trying to clear her mouth of the sweet gook.’
    • ‘Britney came stomping down the hallway, some kinda gook in her hair.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This gook makes the difference between a frizzy mess and some kind of defined curl.’
    • ‘I tried to scramble back into the wall and got drenched in colored gook.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It's important to stir fairly constantly, scraping the bottom so all the gook you just bubbled gets blended in.’
    mud, muck, mire, ooze, silt, alluvium, dirt, slime, slush, slurry
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Origin

1970s: variant of guck.

Pronunciation

gook

/ɡuːk//ɡʊk/