gunge

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested around 1935-40. Probably an alteration of gunk.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gunge (uncountable)

  1. (UK) A soft, sticky mass; goo; gunk.
    • (Can we date this quote?), New Scientist:
      They call this solid material tholin (after the Greek word for muddy), but it seems likely that chemists will continue to call this rather familiar material “gunge.”

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

gunge (third-person singular simple present gunges, present participle gunging, simple past and past participle gunged)

  1. (often with "up") To clog with gunge.
  2. (UK) To cover someone with gunge.

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North Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian gunga, which derives from From Proto-Germanic *ganganą (to go, walk, step).

Verb[edit]

gunge

  1. (Mooring) to go

Conjugation[edit]



Saterland Frisian[edit]

Verb[edit]

gunge

  1. to go