Main definitions of goop in English

: goop1goop2

goop1

noun

informal
  • A stupid person.

    idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clod
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

goop

/ɡuːp/

Main definitions of goop in English

: goop1goop2

goop2

noun

North American
informal
  • another term for gloop
    • ‘She peeked behind the menu and saw him offering her a spoonful of chocolate ice cream goop.’
    • ‘Buffy's face was red beneath the blue goop, and she was starting to sputter.’
    • ‘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 hardest part was chopping the tomatoes so that the juicy goop in the middle didn't come out.’
    • ‘Ignoring his unwanted attentions, she dug into the goop in her bowl with a grimace.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The green goop was starting to cake onto her face, cracking here and there.’
    • ‘The next morning, I awoke early to shower all of the goop out of my hair.’
    • ‘His father, seated opposite, passed him a bowl of the brown goop that they ate for every meal.’
    • ‘He cleared his eyes of the goop and stared uncomprehendingly at the mess in front of him.’
    • ‘Lily took a step back and was about to make for the door when the whole mess exploded and covered her in the glowing goop.’
    • ‘Lee touched the orange goop and gave it a sniff, wrinkling his nose and blinking as he rubbed it off on the grass.’
    • ‘He grabbed a bowl off the shelf and scooped a big glob of the runny goop in it.’
    • ‘When the hourglass is inverted, the goop drips slowly from one chamber to the other.’

Pronunciation

goop

/ɡuːp/