goop vs slime what difference

what is difference between goop and slime

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

From Middle English slime, slyme, slim, slym, from Old English slīm, from Proto-Germanic *slīmą, from Proto-Indo-European *sley- (smooth; slick; sticky; slimy). Cognates include Danish slim, Saterland Frisian Sliem, Dutch slijm, German Schleim (mucus, slime), Latin limus (mud), Ancient Greek λίμνη (límnē, marsh).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: slīm, IPA(key): /slaɪm/
  • Rhymes: -aɪm

Noun

slime (countable and uncountable, plural slimes)

  1. Soft, moist earth or clay, having an adhesive quality; viscous mud; any substance of a dirty nature, that is moist, soft, and adhesive; bitumen; mud containing metallic ore, obtained in the preparatory dressing.
  2. Any mucilaginous substance; or a mucus-like substance which exudes from the bodies of certain animals, such as snails or slugs.
  3. (informal, derogatory) A sneaky, unethical person; a slimeball.
    • 2005, G. E. Nordell, Backlot Requiem: A Rick Walker Mystery
      If this guy knows who killed Robert, the right thing to do is to tell the police. If he doesn’t know, really, then he’s an opportunistic slime. It’s still blackmail.
  4. (fantasy, video games) A monster having the form of a slimy blob.
  5. (figuratively, obsolete) Human flesh, seen disparagingly; mere human form.
  6. (obsolete) Jew’s slime (bitumen)
    • And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.
  7. (African-American Vernacular) friend, homie

Synonyms

  • (any substance of a dirty nature): sludge

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

slime (third-person singular simple present slimes, present participle sliming, simple past and past participle slimed)

  1. (transitive) To coat with slime.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To besmirch or disparage.
  3. To carve (fish), removing the offal.

Anagrams

  • Imels, Liems, Miles, Selim, limes, miles, milse, misle, smile

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