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[gloo-ee] /ˈglu i/
adjective, gluier, gluiest.
like glue; viscid; sticky.
full of or smeared with glue.
Origin of gluey
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at glue, -y1
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glueyness, noun Unabridged
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  • The gluey stuff from the web still stuck to his soles, picking up small objects as he went along.

    The Forgotten Planet Murray Leinster
  • They had eaten all the cookies but one, which got wet and dissolved in a gluey paste.

    Chicken Little Jane Lily Munsell Ritchie
  • Sudden, thunderous outpourings of acidulous and gluey fluid.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • The road was not miry, but gluey, and reluctant, and wearisome to the tread.

    The Entail John Galt
  • Sicilian is gluey and evasive, as if the Sicilian didn't want to speak straight to you.

    Sea and Sardinia D. H. Lawrence
  • Instead of grasping the tin, my fingers closed on a sticky, gluey mass.

    Trenching at Gallipoli John Gallishaw
  • Everywhere in the air and above her body—those bright, glittering, gluey threads!

  • Others place it in the middle of a soft and gluey substance, to which they carefully stick many feathers.

  • The fried sardines were succeeded by the regulation braised beef with the gluey brown sauce which grows in most foreign hotels.

    Adam Johnstone's Son F. Marion Crawford
Word Origin and History for gluey

late 14c., from glue (n.) + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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