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[goop] /gup/
noun, Informal.
a bad-mannered or inconsiderate person; clod; boor.
Origin of goop1
expressive coinage, apparently first used by Gelett Burgess in his book Goops and How to Be Them (1900)


[goop] /gup/
noun, Slang.
a viscous or sticky substance; goo.
1955-60; expressive coinage akin to glop, gook1, etc. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for goop
  • The resulting goop is used for many things-food processing, cosmetics, and such.
  • As the foot goes into the goop with toes spread, it makes the initial footprint.
  • First, you will get a build-up of goop and foreign objects in your sink drain.
  • Those at a distance still die but their goop isn't vaporized.
  • Scale up your bacterial flagellum to the size of your outboard motor, and the whole thing would collapse into a puddle of goop.
  • We all enter this world accompanied by a lot of slimy goop.
  • He ended up with mysterious really disgusting goop on his hand.
  • But, if you could get past the slightly sour and harsh flavor of the goop, you might be able to enjoy the satiny texture.
  • Of particular interest are the large sticky buds that ooze a white goop.
British Dictionary definitions for goop


noun (US & Canadian, slang)
a rude or ill-mannered person
any sticky or semiliquid substance
Derived Forms
goopy, adjective
Word Origin
C20: coined by G. Burgess (1866–1951), American humorist
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Slang definitions & phrases for goop

goop 1

  1. A nasty viscid substance; glop, goo: Suck up the goop and then spill it over
  2. Stupidly sentimental material; sugary rubbish: who can't transcend the Positive Mental Attitude goop she is forced to utter

[1940s+; probably fr goo]

goop 2


A stupid and boorish person; clod, klutz

[1900+; fr the name of an unmannerly creature invented by the humorist Gelett Burgess in the late 1800s]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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