goos

goo

[goo]
noun Informal.
1.
a thick or sticky substance: Wash that goo off your hands.
2.
maudlin sentimentality.

Origin:
1910–15, Americanism; perhaps short for burgoo

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goo (ɡuː)
 
n
1.  a sticky or viscous substance
2.  coy or sentimental language or ideas
 
[C20: of uncertain origin]

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goo
1903, Amer.Eng., probably from burgoo (1787) "thick porridge."
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goo definition

[gu]
  1. n.
    some sticky substance; gunk. : There is some sort of goo on my plate. Is that meant to be my dinner?
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
GOOS
Global Ozone Observing System
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