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noun Informal.

a thick or sticky substance: Wash that goo off your hands.
maudlin sentimentality.

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Origin of goo

1910–15, Americanism; perhaps short for burgoo
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British Dictionary definitions for goo

goo
/ (ɡuː) /

noun informal

a sticky or viscous substance
coy or sentimental language or ideas

Word Origin for goo

C20: of uncertain origin
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