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.

Origin of glob

1895–1900; perhaps blend of globe and blob Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for glob

clump, blob, gob, hunk, chunk, wad, mass, batch

Examples from the Web for glob

Contemporary Examples of glob

Historical Examples of glob

  • I here send you a paragraph which I clipted from the weekly Glob.

  • The glob hit the floor, bounced up a couple of inches, fell back, bounced again and then quivered to a stop.

  • The kerchief at his neck was turned knot-back and hung like a glob of crimson blood upon his breast.

British Dictionary definitions for glob



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

1900, perhaps suggested by blob, gob, etc.

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