gunge

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See gong

Noun[edit]

gunge ‎(plural gunges)

  1. (obsolete) Alternative form of gong: an outhouse.

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gunge ‎(uncountable)

  1. (Britain) A soft, sticky or liquid 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.”
    • 1978, A.S. Byatt, The Virgin in The Garden, Vintage International 1992, p.390:
      Have I got trails of gunge on these frills?
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. (Britain) To cover with gunge.
    • 2012, Simon Packham, The Bex Factor
      I've been gunged on children's TV, hung out with some actors off that soap Dad used to watch, done a photoshoot for a major highstreet fashion outlet and now here we are on the red carpet, outside the cinema in Leicester Square []
Synonyms[edit]

North Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

gunge

  1. (Mooring) to go

Conjugation[edit]



Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian gunga, ganga, from Proto-Germanic *ganganą. More at English gang.

Verb[edit]

gunge

  1. to go