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From goop +‎ -y.


  • IPA(key): /ɡuːpi/
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  • Rhymes: -uːpi


goopy (comparative goopier, superlative goopiest) (informal)

  1. Having the consistency of goop.
    The flask had something goopy in it.
  2. Saccharine; sentimental.
    • 1996, David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest [], Boston, Mass., New York, N.Y.: Little, Brown and Company, →ISBN, page 353:
      [] and how they all seem like limp smug moronic self-satisfied shit-eating pricks with their lobotomized smiles and goopy sentiment and how he wishes them all violent technicolor harm in the worst way, []
    • 2007 June 17, Jennifer Egan, “Woman Warriors”, in New York Times[1]:
      “She’d had some goopy notion of self-sacrifice, or maybe it was self-punishment, of making amends.”

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