One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
- another term for gloop
- ‘The hardest part was chopping the tomatoes so that the juicy goop in the middle didn't come out.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘When shallow sewers from our homes dump sewage, the goop drops almost 80 feet into a larger trunk sewer system, and gas gets trapped.’
- ‘Lee touched the orange goop and gave it a sniff, wrinkling his nose and blinking as he rubbed it off on the grass.’
- ‘She peeked behind the menu and saw him offering her a spoonful of chocolate ice cream goop.’
- ‘The next morning, I awoke early to shower all of the goop out of my hair.’
- ‘He cleared his eyes of the goop and stared uncomprehendingly at the mess in front of him.’
- ‘His father, seated opposite, passed him a bowl of the brown goop that they ate for every meal.’
- ‘Buffy's face was red beneath the blue goop, and she was starting to sputter.’
- ‘Ignoring his unwanted attentions, she dug into the goop in her bowl with a grimace.’
- ‘The green goop was starting to cake onto her face, cracking here and there.’
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