One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounNorth American
A slimy, dirty, or otherwise unpleasant substance.‘he got mud and cow guck all over his white jersey’
mud, muck, mire, ooze, silt, alluvium, dirt, slime, slush, slurryView synonyms
- ‘I didn't want any of the guck to dry on my clothes.’
- ‘They talked all the way back past the river of guck and back to their car.’
- ‘Run the air-conditioner, that can filter some of that guck out - that's a scientific term.’
- ‘It was easy to get away from him now, and when I saw his face with that creamy guck stuck to it I forgot about being scared and wanted to laugh.’
- ‘The monster was panting, or whimpering or something, and the yellow guck was still spouting out of its severed limbs.’
- ‘The strips gave me what seemed to be amazing initial results, but they pulled out less and less guck with repeated use.’
- ‘It'll spray you with diesel oil and then sit there laughing while you run off trying to figure out how to get all that guck off yourself.’
- ‘The dishwasher fired the guck with a kiln like precision into something that could last for weeks.’
1950s: possibly a blend of goo and muck.
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