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gunk

[ guhngk ]
/ gʌŋk /
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noun Informal.

any sticky or greasy residue or accumulation: gunk on the oil filter.

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Origin of gunk

An Americanism dating back to 1932; originally a trademark name for a degreasing solvent
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British Dictionary definitions for gunk

gunk
/ (ɡʌŋk) /

noun

informal slimy, oily, or filthy matter

Word Origin for gunk

C20: perhaps of imitative origin
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