goop

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Origin of goop

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expressive coinage, apparently first used by Gelett Burgess in his book Goops and How to Be Them (1900)

goop

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[goop]
noun Slang.
  1. a viscous or sticky substance; goo.

Origin of goop

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1955–60; expressive coinage akin to glop, gook1, etc.
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goop

noun US and Canadian slang
  1. a rude or ill-mannered person
  2. any sticky or semiliquid substance
Derived Formsgoopy, adjective

Word Origin for goop

C20: coined by G. Burgess (1866–1951), American humorist
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