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

1895–1900; perhaps blend of globe and blob
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  • 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


  1. informal a rounded mass of some thick fluid or pliable substancea glob of cream
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Word Origin

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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