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[glob] /glɒb/
a drop or globule of a liquid.
a usually rounded quantity or lump of some plastic or moldable substance:
a little glob of clay; a huge glob of whipped cream.
Origin of glob
1895-1900; perhaps blend of globe and blob Unabridged
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  • I here send you a paragraph which I clipted from the weekly glob.

    The Underground Railroad William Still
  • The glob hit the floor, bounced up a couple of inches, fell back, bounced again and then quivered to a stop.

    Make Mine Homogenized Rick Raphael
  • The kerchief at his neck was turned knot-back and hung like a glob of crimson blood upon his breast.

    Tharon of Lost Valley Vingie E. Roe
British Dictionary definitions for glob


(informal) a rounded mass of some thick fluid or pliable substance: a glob of cream
Word Origin
C20: probably from globe, influenced by blob
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Word Origin and History for glob

1900, perhaps suggested by blob, gob, etc.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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