- (uncountable, informal) Any semi-solid or liquid substance; especially one that is sticky, gummy or slippery; frequently of vague or unknown composition, or a bodily fluid.
- I stepped in some goo and had a terrible time getting the sticky stuff off my shoes.
- Excessive, showy sentimentality
- When dad couldn't stand the goo anymore, he stopped Tommy's tearful goodbye from the Swedish au-pair Matts, firmly smacking the boys' pants and grumbling "Now stop the goo or I'll give each of you a reason to cry!"
NounGoo (plural Goos)
- An example of baby talk.
- The infant's goos and gahs were endearing.
albumen, bathos, batter, bleeding heart, bonnyclabber, butter, cab, clabber, cloyingness, cornstarch, cream, curd, dope, dough, egg white, gaum, gel, gelatin, glair, glop, glue, gluten, gook, goop, gruel, gumbo, gunk, hearts-and-flowers, jam, jell, jelly, loblolly, maudlinness, mawkishness, molasses, mucilage, muck, mucus, mush, mushiness, namby-pamby, namby-pambyism, namby-pambyness, nostalgia, nostomania, oversentimentalism, oversentimentality, pap, paste, porridge, pudding, pulp, puree, putty, rob, romanticism, semifluid, semiliquid, sentiment, sentimentalism, sentimentality, size, slop, sloppiness, slush, soap opera, sob story, soup, starch, sticky mess, sweetness and light, syrup, tearjerker, treacle
- Rhymes: -uː
- “Goo” in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001
- Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
Germanic, of uncertain origin
- An alternative form of gouw 'region'
- The board game go