what is difference between gooey and icky
goo + -y
- IPA(key): /ˈɡuː.i/
- Homophone: GUI
- Rhymes: -uːi
gooey (comparative gooier, superlative gooiest)
- of or relating to goo
- soft, sticky and viscous
1935, American English; from icky-boo (circa 1920): sickly, nauseated; baby talk corruption of sick; from a sentimental term for Jazz music.
- IPA(key): /ˈɪki/
- Rhymes: -ɪki
icky (comparative ickier, superlative ickiest)
- (informal) Unpleasantly sticky; yucky; disgusting.
- (informal) Excessively sentimental.
- (informal) Unwell or upset; in a bad state of mind or health.