goop vs gunk what difference

what is difference between goop and gunk

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


English

Etymology

Apparently from Gunk, trademark name for a liquid soap; perhaps taken as a blend of grime +‎ funk.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡʌŋk/
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋk

Noun

gunk (countable and uncountable, plural gunks)

  1. (uncountable, informal) Dirt or grime; any vague, messy, or unknown substance.
    I washed all the gunk off the light fixture, and found that it was white, not brown.
  2. (uncountable) A subculture of 21st century American males, combining elements of modern gothic culture with punk rock.
  3. (countable) A member of the gunk subculture.

Synonyms

  • goo
  • goop
  • gunge
  • muck
  • grime

Derived terms

  • gunk up
  • degunk
  • degunking

Translations

Verb

gunk (third-person singular simple present gunks, present participle gunking, simple past and past participle gunked)

  1. To soil or make dirty

Anagrams

  • !Kung, Kung, ǃKung

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