- like or covered with goo; sticky; viscid.
- Informal. extremely sentimental or emotionally effusive.
Origin of gooey
Examples from the Web for gooey
Waiters hoisting massive, gooey hazelnut dacquoise cakes spoon-feed the dancing guests encircling the stage.A Mad Feast Is the Next 'Sleep No More'
February 3, 2014
Never mind that what I was being offered was thick, black, and gooey, like the dude had just dipped a spoon into bike grease.Hey Buddy, Wanna Dab? Inside The Mainstream Explosion of Cannabis Concentrates
Valerie Vande Panne
December 21, 2013
“It was so awful and sentimental and gooey,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.Jim Carrey’s Rant Against ‘Kick-Ass 2’ and 13 Other Stars Who Hate Their Own Films
June 25, 2013
Inside it is soft and gooey but someday it will grow into something wonderful.In Defense of a Good Guy With a Gun
April 28, 2013
A stuntman in a fire suit, gooey with fire repellant, naturally.Newsweek Sets Charlie Sheen on Fire
The Daily Beast Video
June 25, 2012
They wanted land—this gooey, slimy swamp they call 'farm land.'Letter of the Law
Alan Edward Nourse
They're not very big, but they're all right inside—all gooey, you know.The Little City Of Hope
F. Marion Crawford
Not a pillow either, for it was all soft and gooey, and he was sinking into the soft, white stuff deeper and deeper every second!Zip, the Adventures of a Frisky Fox Terrier
Frances Trego Montgomery
The sainted old towel, the tainted old towel, The gooey old towel that hung on the wall.A line-o'-verse or two
Bert Leston Taylor
The words, stated Mr. Blumenthal, were gooey enough to hurt, and the tune reminded him of every other song-hit he had ever heard.Indiscretions of Archie
P. G. Wodehouse
- sticky, soft, and often sweet
- oversweet and sentimental
Word Origin and History for gooey
1893, American English slang, from goo + -y (2). The first element perhaps somehow imitative, or shortened from burgoo (1787) "thick porridge."