glob

[ glob ]
/ glɒb /

noun

a drop or globule of a liquid.
a usually rounded quantity or lump of some plastic or moldable substance: a little glob of clay; a huge glob of whipped cream.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. glière, reinhold moritzovich,
  2. gln,
  3. gloam,
  4. gloaming,
  5. gloat,
  6. global,
  7. global aphasia,
  8. global community,
  9. global dimming,
  10. global economy

Origin of glob

1895–1900; perhaps blend of globe and blob

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British Dictionary definitions for glob

glob

/ (ɡlɒb) /

noun

informal a rounded mass of some thick fluid or pliable substancea glob of cream

Word Origin for glob

C20: probably from globe, influenced by blob

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Word Origin and History for glob

glob

n.

1900, perhaps suggested by blob, gob, etc.

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