- a thick or sticky substance: Wash that goo off your hands.
- maudlin sentimentality.
Origin of goo
1910–15, Americanism; perhaps short for burgoo
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Examples from the Web for goo
By the third take, the goo was dripping off my lips, and I heard Steven yell, ‘Cut!’‘Jurassic Park’ Turns 20: Film Memories With Ariana Richards
April 6, 2013
Is Glee itself a cynical calculation, with its methodical recipe of skepticism and goo?The Best New Show on TV
May 18, 2009
I took Googoo because he does love it so, and—Goo, be still, I tell you!The Portygee
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
He put his mouth to the keyhole and roared the soothing words "Goo' dog!"Love Among the Chickens
P. G. Wodehouse
And to this day when you see a baby crowing and saying "Goo, goo!"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller
Fanny E. Coe
Put it in your pocket, quick—say no more 'bout it, Goo' ni'.
And you mustn't goo for to think, sir, that goo I would now, if stay I could.Cripps, the Carrier
R. D. (Richard Doddridge) Blackmore
- a sticky or viscous substance
- coy or sentimental language or ideas
C20: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for goo
1903, American English, of obscure origin, probably a back-formation from gooey.
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