guck

[ guhk, gook ]
/ gʌk, gʊk /

noun Informal.

slime or oozy dirt: the guck in a stagnant pond.
any oozy, sticky, or slimy substance: a can of guck to patch the roof.

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Origin of guck

1945–50; perhaps blend of goo and muck
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Example sentences from the Web for guck

  • When this guck gets out into the air it hardens like cement.

    The Native Soil|Alan Edward Nourse

British Dictionary definitions for guck

guck
/ (ɡʌk, ɡʊk) /

noun

slimy matter; gunk

Word Origin for guck

C20: perhaps a blend of goo and muck
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