• synonyms


See more synonyms for goop on Thesaurus.com
noun Informal.
  1. a bad-mannered or inconsiderate person; clod; boor.
Show More

Origin of goop1

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


noun Slang.
  1. a viscous or sticky substance; goo.
Show More

Origin of goop2

1955–60; expressive coinage akin to glop, gook1, etc.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for goop

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

British Dictionary definitions for goop


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

Word Origin

C20: coined by G. Burgess (1866–1951), American humorist
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012