One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Sloppy or sticky semi-fluid matter, typically something unpleasant.
- ‘They wear an excess of makeup, with purple goop smeared all over their eyes that it almost looks as though someone assaulted them.’
- ‘No one said you need to look like a femme fatal - jeans and a t-shirt, some lipstick, and goop in your hair will suffice.’
- ‘I'll put goop in my hair to change the way my hair lies.’
- ‘It's just this smooth liquidy goop that gets shuffled and poured between different vessels as it changes formats.’
- ‘The mushroom soup was creamy (no flour-thickened goop here) with lots of pepper.’
- ‘Taking his spoon from his plate of goop she scooped up a large amount.’
- ‘This can had expired so when I depressed the nozzle last night sticky gobs of goop exploded from the can, covering me and everything else in sight.’
- ‘I walked out with a badly-needed trim, and new makeup and hair goop.’
- ‘I chose a sixty/forty proportion of milk and tap water, and stirred in a tablespoon of the clear, sweet goop.’
- ‘‘Hang on a minute,’ I say, trying to finish slathering goop known as facial scrub on my face.’
- ‘Coat it with a thick layer of grime, toddler fingerprints, sticky southern humidity goop, doggie hair, and a thin fling of refined sugar crystals, and you'd be much closer to my reality.’
- ‘And I get to Lunch and they're serving this disgusting purple yogurt that looked like goop.’
- ‘It might explode or something as a joke and cover me with goop.’
- ‘At breakfast I stared at the bowl of goop that was brown-gray oatmeal.’
- ‘So instead, I shakily put another piece of yellow goop into my mouth.’
- ‘A tube of spinach goop rocketed out of the hole towards me.’
- ‘I think the same way some kids watch movies and want to be actors, other kids want to be doing the latex and goop, the fun stuff.’
- ‘The old woman stares over at her bowl of creamy goop.’
- ‘It's supposed to be girls-only, but the guys always bust in, right when we're dancing around in our underwear with green goop on our faces.’
- ‘She then opened her locker only to see green goop pour out at her feet.’
- 1.1 Mawkish sentiment.
1930s: perhaps an alteration of goo; compare with gloop.
A stupid person.idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clodView synonyms
Early 20th century (originally US): of unknown origin; compare with goof.
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