guck

[ guhk, goo k ]
/ 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.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. gubernaculum,
  2. gubernaculum dentis,
  3. gubernaculum testis,
  4. gubernatorial,
  5. guberniya,
  6. guddle,
  7. gude,
  8. gudea,
  9. gudgeon,
  10. gudgeon pin

Also gook.

Origin of guck

1945–50; perhaps blend of goo and muck

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Examples 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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