goo

[ goo ]
/ gu /

noun Informal.

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

Nearby words

  1. gonzo,
  2. gonzález,
  3. gonzález márquez,
  4. gonâve,
  5. gonçalves dias,
  6. goo-goo,
  7. goober,
  8. gooby,
  9. gooch,
  10. good

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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Word Origin and History for goo

goo

n.

1903, American English, of obscure origin, probably a back-formation from gooey.

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