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gunge

[ guhnj ]
/ gʌndʒ /
British Informal.
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noun
soft, sticky matter; goo.
verb (used with object), gunged, gung·ing.
to clog with gunge (often followed by up).
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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 forms of gunge

gungy, adjective

Word Origin for gunge

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