goo vs goop what difference

what is difference between goo and goop

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡuː/
  • Rhymes: -uː

Etymology 1

American English, known since 1903, possibly from burgoo (thick porridge) (1787); alternately, perhaps an alteration of glue.

Noun

goo (uncountable)

  1. (uncountable, informal) Any semi-solid or liquid substance; especially one that is sticky, gummy or slippery, unpleasant, and of vague or unknown composition, such as slime or semen.
    Synonyms: gloop, goop, gunge, gunk; see also Thesaurus:goo
  2. Excessive, showy sentimentality.
    Synonyms: mawkishness, saccharinity, sugariness
Derived terms
  • from goo to you by way of the zoo
  • gooey
  • gooeyness
Translations

Verb

goo (third-person singular simple present goos, present participle gooing, simple past and past participle gooed)

  1. (transitive) To apply goo to something.
    They gooed their hair with some fragrant styling product.

Etymology 2

(onomatopoeia)

Noun

goo (plural goos)

  1. An example of baby talk.
    The infant’s goos and gahs were endearing.

Verb

goo (third-person singular simple present goos, present participle gooing, simple past and past participle gooed)

  1. (intransitive) To produce baby talk.
    The baby gooed while daddy made sappy faces at it.

See also

  • gaga, ga-ga
  • goo-goo

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “goo”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  • Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

Anagrams

  • ogo

Dutch

Noun

goo f (plural gooën)

  1. Alternative form of gouw

Anagrams

  • oog

Esperanto

Noun

goo (accusative singular goon, plural gooj, accusative plural goojn)

  1. The board game go

Manx

Etymology 1

From Old Irish guth, from Proto-Celtic *gutus, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰuHtus, from *ǵʰewH- (to call on, invoke).

Noun

goo m (genitive singular goo, plural googhyn)

  1. voice
  2. word, reputation

Mutation

Etymology 2

Noun

goo

  1. Eclipsed form of coo.

Middle English

Verb

goo

  1. Alternative form of gon (to go)

References

p. 1, Arthur; A Short Sketch of his Life and History in English Verse of the First Half of the Fifteenth Century, Frederick Furnivall ed. EETS. Trübner & Co.: London. 1864.



English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡuːp/
  • Rhymes: -uːp

Noun

goop (usually uncountable, plural goops)

  1. (informal, usually uncountable) A thick, slimy substance; goo.
  2. (countable, informal, derogatory, dated) A silly, stupid, or boorish person.

Derived terms

  • goopy

Verb

goop (third-person singular simple present goops, present participle gooping, simple past and past participle gooped)

  1. (informal) To apply a thick, slimy, or goo-like substance.
  2. (informal, possibly obsolete) To stare; gawk.

Translations

References

  • “goop” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.
  • Random House Webster’s Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987–1996.

Anagrams

  • PoGo, pogo

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