gooey vs icky what difference

what is difference between gooey and icky

English

Etymology

goo +‎ -y

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡuː.i/
  • Homophone: GUI
  • Rhymes: -uːi

Adjective

gooey (comparative gooier, superlative gooiest)

  1. of or relating to goo
  2. soft, sticky and viscous

Synonyms

  • gummy
  • icky
  • sticky

Translations

Anagrams

  • yooge


English

Etymology

1935, American English; from icky-boo (circa 1920): sickly, nauseated; baby talk corruption of sick; from a sentimental term for Jazz music.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪki/
  • Rhymes: -ɪki

Adjective

icky (comparative ickier, superlative ickiest)

  1. (informal) Unpleasantly sticky; yucky; disgusting.
  2. (informal) Excessively sentimental.
  3. (informal) Unwell or upset; in a bad state of mind or health.

Related terms

  • ick

Translations


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