[ guhnj ]
/ gʌndʒ /
British Informal.


soft, sticky matter; goo.

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

to clog with gunge (often followed by up).

Origin of gunge

1935–40; expressive coinage; cf. gunk, grunge Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for gunge

/ (ɡʌndʒ) informal /


sticky, rubbery, or congealed matter


(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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