what is difference between goop and gunk
- IPA(key): /ɡuːp/
- Rhymes: -uːp
goop (usually uncountable, plural goops)
- (informal, usually uncountable) A thick, slimy substance; goo.
- (countable, informal, derogatory, dated) A silly, stupid, or boorish person.
goop (third-person singular simple present goops, present participle gooping, simple past and past participle gooped)
- (informal) To apply a thick, slimy, or goo-like substance.
- (informal, possibly obsolete) To stare; gawk.
- “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.
- PoGo, pogo
Apparently from Gunk, trademark name for a liquid soap; perhaps taken as a blend of grime + funk.
- IPA(key): /ɡʌŋk/
- Rhymes: -ʌŋk
gunk (countable and uncountable, plural gunks)
- (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.
- (uncountable) A subculture of 21st century American males, combining elements of modern gothic culture with punk rock.
- (countable) A member of the gunk subculture.
- gunk up
gunk (third-person singular simple present gunks, present participle gunking, simple past and past participle gunked)
- To soil or make dirty
- !Kung, Kung, ǃKung