Complete Definition of "goo"

English

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-uË|-uË

Etymology 1
American English, known since 1903, probably from burgoo (1787) "thick porridge" ; possibly an alteration of glue

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. context|uncountable|informal Any semi-solid or liquid substance; especially one that is sticky, gummy or slippery; frequently of vague or unknown composition, or a bodily fluid.

#:I stepped in some goo and had a terrible time getting the sticky stuff off my shoes.

  1. excessive, showy sentimentality

#: ''When dad couldn't stand the goo anymore, he stopped Tommy's tearful goodbye from the Swedish au-pair Matts, firmly smacking the boys' pants and grumbling "Now stop the goo or I'll give each of you a reason to cry!"

Derived terms
gooey

Translations
trans-top|sticky or gummy semi-solid or liquid substance
Dutch: brei
Finnish: tahma
trans-mid
German: Schmre f
trans-bottom

trans-top|sentimentality
Dutch: stroperigheid
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To apply goo to something.

#:They gooed their hair with some fragrant styling product.

See also
goop
gum

Etymology 2
onomatopoeia

Noun
en-noun

  1. An example of baby talk.

#:The infant's goos and gahs were endearing.

Verb
en-verb

  1. intransitive To produce baby talk.

#:The baby gooed, causing the parents to make sappy faces at it.

See also
gaga, ga-ga
goo-goo

References
R:Online Etymology Dictionary
R:Websters


Esperanto

Noun
goo

  1. the board game go

fa:goo
ru:goo
vi:goo
zh:goo

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