- 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 goos
Lydgate copies this line in his Hors, Shepe, and Goos, l. 155.
“That fare to be my train,” I says to myself, and drinks my beer as quick as I can and goos acrost to the station again.A Floating Home
A babyish voice babbled merrily, but the sounds were all "goos" and "ahs" without any resemblance to words.Aunt Jane's Nieces in Society
Edith Van Dyne
So Gg.; rest The goos, the duk, and the cukkowe also (wrongly; see next line).
- a sticky or viscous substance
- coy or sentimental language or ideas
C20: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for goos
1903, American English, of obscure origin, probably a back-formation from gooey.
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