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[gawrp] /gɔrp/
noun, Informal.
a mixture of nuts, raisins, dried fruits, seeds, or the like eaten as a high-energy snack, as by hikers and climbers.
Origin of gorp
First recorded in 1955-60; perhaps alteration of glop Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • Dane counted seven gorp bodies—which did not include the prisoner ashore.

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  • But they were not yet satisfied with Groft and his gorp slayers.

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  • Now even the gorp had ceased its wild struggles and hung limp in its bonds.

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  • But he held no weapon and beneath the surface of the water a gorp lurked.

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  • And now, following custom, he was inviting the friends and sometimes allies of the dead Paft to a gorp hunt.

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  • Instead the gorp drew in upon itself until it resembled an unwieldy ball of indestructible armor and there it remained.

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  • If the gorp was affected by this attack he could not tell, for both attacker and victim could no longer be seen.

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  • Freed from the net, suspended by its sealed claws, the gorp swung back and forth from a standard set up before the high seat.

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  • His dun cloak making a spot of darkness amid all the flashing color, he came straight to the place where the gorp swung.

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  • They would lend the force of their arms to the defeat of all gorp they had the good fortune to meet.

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Slang definitions & phrases for gorp

gorp 1


To eat greedily; gobble, gorm

[1940s+; probably fr British gawp up, ''to devour'']

gorp 2


A food mixture of dried fruit, nuts, and seeds, consumed esp by hikers, alpinists, etc

[1980s+; said to be fr good old raisins and peanuts and probably related to gorp1]

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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