gunge

[ guhnj ]
/ gʌndʒ /
British Informal.

noun

soft, sticky matter; goo.

verb (used with object), gunged, gung·ing.

to clog with gunge (often followed by up).

Nearby words

  1. gunfighter,
  2. gunfire,
  3. gunflint,
  4. gung ho,
  5. gung-ho,
  6. gunite,
  7. gunk,
  8. gunk hole,
  9. gunky,
  10. gunlock

Origin of gunge

1935–40; expressive coinage; cf. gunk, grunge

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British Dictionary definitions for gunge

gunge

/ (ɡʌndʒ) informal /

noun

sticky, rubbery, or congealed matter

verb

(tr; usually passive foll by up) to block or encrust with gunge; clog
Derived Formsgungy, adjective

Word Origin for gunge

C20: of imitative origin, perhaps influenced by goo and sponge

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