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- (uncountable, informal) Any semi-solid or liquid substance; especially one that is sticky, gummy or slippery, unpleasant, and of vague or unknown composition, such as slime or semen.
- (figuratively) Excessive, showy sentimentality.
- 1996, David Foster Wallace, “14 November Year of the Depend Adult Undergarment”, in Infinite Jest […], Boston, Mass., New York, N.Y.: Little, Brown and Company, →ISBN, pages 694–695:
- […] To be really human is probably to be unavoidably sentimental and naive and goo-prone and generally pathetic, is to be in some basic interior way forever infantile, some sort of not-quite-right-looking infant dragging itself anaclitically around the map, with big wet eyes and froggy-soft skin, huge skull, gooey drool.
sticky or gummy semi-solid or liquid substance
goo (plural goos)
- A noise made by a baby trying to imitate speech.
- The infant's goos and gahs were endearing.
- (intransitive) To produce baby talk.
- The baby gooed while daddy made sappy faces at it.
- 2010, Frances Gaddy Stegall, Rafter T Ranch, page 179:
- The baby gooed but didn't let go; instead he decided he would taste it. Lou quickly tried to get the baby to release his trophy but to no avail.
- 2013, Susan Meier, A Father for Her Triplets: Her Pregnancy Surprise, page 359:
- The baby gooed. Danny smiled.
- Elongated form of .
- 2021 August 2, Neil Davidson, “Kyle Lowry era over in Toronto as Raptors great signs with Miami Heat”, in CBC:
- Lowry put out a social media post to his more than 907,000 Twitter followers saying, "Miami Heat X Kyle Lowry" and "Let's Goo!!" followed by five fire emojis.
- (Northern England, Scotland) Pronunciation spelling of .
- 1886, Benjamin Brierley, Cast Upon the World - The Story of a Waif, Heywood, →ISBN, page 218:
- Well, then, things are settled, an' I'll goo an' finish yond pigs off," said my new employer, rising from his chair, and flapping his crush hat upon his head as if he was killing flies.
- Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “goo”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
- Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
- moo goo gai pan (etymologically unrelated)
goo f (plural gooën)
- Alternative form of
goo m (genitive singular goo, plural googhyn)
- Eclipsed form of .
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- Alternative form of