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guck

[guhk, goo k]
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noun Informal.
  1. slime or oozy dirt: the guck in a stagnant pond.
  2. any oozy, sticky, or slimy substance: a can of guck to patch the roof.
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Also gook.

Origin of guck

1945–50; perhaps blend of goo and muck
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Related Words

muck, sludge, gunk, slush, crud, ooze, guck, gook, glop, yuck

Examples from the Web for guck

Historical Examples

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

    The Native Soil

    Alan Edward Nourse


British Dictionary definitions for guck

guck

noun
  1. slimy matter; gunk
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Word Origin

C20: perhaps a blend of goo and muck
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