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A foreigner, especially a person of SE Asian descent.
1930s: of unknown origin.
[mass noun] A sloppy wet or viscous substance.‘all that gook she kept putting on her face’
mud, muck, mire, ooze, silt, alluvium, dirt, slime, slush, slurryView synonyms
- ‘It's important to stir fairly constantly, scraping the bottom so all the gook you just bubbled gets blended in.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Britney came stomping down the hallway, some kinda gook in her hair.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
1970s: variant of guck.
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