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gooey

[goo-ee] /ˈgu i/
adjective, gooier, gooiest.
1.
like or covered with goo; sticky; viscid.
2.
Informal. extremely sentimental or emotionally effusive.
Origin of gooey
1905-1910
An Americanism dating back to 1905-10; goo + -ey1
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Examples from the Web for gooey
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  • They wanted land—this gooey, slimy swamp they call 'farm land.'

    Letter of the Law Alan Edward Nourse
  • They're not very big, but they're all right inside—all gooey, you know.

    The Little City Of Hope F. Marion Crawford
  • Not a pillow either, for it was all soft and gooey, and he was sinking into the soft, white stuff deeper and deeper every second!

  • The sainted old towel, the tainted old towel, The gooey old towel that hung on the wall.

    A line-o'-verse or two Bert Leston Taylor
  • The words, stated Mr. Blumenthal, were gooey enough to hurt, and the tune reminded him of every other song-hit he had ever heard.

    Indiscretions of Archie P. G. Wodehouse
British Dictionary definitions for gooey

gooey

/ˈɡuːɪ/
adjective (informal) gooier, gooiest
1.
sticky, soft, and often sweet
2.
oversweet and sentimental
Derived Forms
gooily, adverb
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Word Origin and History for gooey
adj.

1893, American English slang, from goo + -y (2). The first element perhaps somehow imitative, or shortened from burgoo (1787) "thick porridge."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for gooey

gooey

adjective

Consisting of, covered with, or resembling goo: These passages seem affected and a bit gooey/ the story of Teresa Stratas, without gooey heaviness (1906+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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