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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
goo
noun
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Crews are working day and night to clean up the goo from the oil tanker accident.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Green and yellow and red bubbling goo.
▪ His mouth was a m61ange of pineapple and some brown goo.
▪ She tasted it and it was sweet and delicious, but it was goo after an hour.
▪ There was flammable goo all over the place.
▪ Well, actually, he did spill some kind of goo all over his cravat at the Election-Day lunch at Allegro restaurant.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
goo

1903, American English, of obscure origin, probably a back-formation from gooey.

Wiktionary
goo

Etymology 1 n. 1 (context uncountable informal English) Any semi-solid or liquid substance; especially one that is sticky, gummy or slippery; frequently of vague or unknown composition, or a bodily fluid. 2 Excessive, showy sentimentality vb. (context transitive English) To apply goo to something. Etymology 2

n. An example of baby talk. vb. (context intransitive English) To produce baby talk.

WordNet
goo

n. any thick messy substance [syn: sludge, slime, gook, guck, gunk, muck, ooze]

Wikipedia
Goo

Goo is any viscous, sticky substance. Goo or GOO may also refer to:

Goo (search engine)

goo (stylized with no capitalizing of the first letter) is an internet search engine and web portal based in Japan, which crawls and indexes primarily Japanese language websites. goo is operated by the Japanese NTT Resonant, a subsidiary of NTT Communications.

Goo (album)

Goo is the sixth studio album by American alternative rock band Sonic Youth. It was released on June 26, 1990 by record label DGC. The album was Sonic Youth's debut release on a major record label, after the band signed to Geffen Records following the release of Daydream Nation (1988).

Goo was recorded over a short period in early 1990 at Sorcerer Sound Recording Studios and Greene St. Recording with Daydream Nation producer Nick Sansano and additional producer Ron Saint Germain. The album's sound diverged considerably from their earlier material and is often considered "their most accessible album", with elements of experimental rock, garage punk, alternative rock and hard rock.

Lead single " Kool Thing" charted in the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland. Two other singles—"Disappearer" and " Dirty Boots"—were also released from the album, although neither were as successful as "Kool Thing".

Upon its release, Goo was a moderate commercial/marketing success, peaking at No. 96 on the Billboard 200 in the United States and charting in the Netherlands, New Zealand and the UK. Critical reception to the album was positive. To support its release, Sonic Youth toured Europe and North America twice in 1990. Following the mainstream breakthrough of alternative rock and grunge, the band toured Europe again in fall 1991 with Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr., Babes in Toyland and Gumball. The latter tour was chronicled on the documentary 1991: The Year Punk Broke, directed by Dave Markey.

Usage examples of "goo".

Grateful for the familiarity of the California roll, Chia ate everything except the one with the orange sea-urchin goo on top.

The human brain is made up of approximately 84 quintillion molecules that are woven together in incredibly complex strands and ribbons of clumpy gray goo.

Colorless goo, the ectoplasm of magically created mass, spattered out between the crushed plates and hide and down into the car.

Both of us were coated in dust that was stuck to the stinking, colorless goo, the ectoplasm that magic called from somewhere else whenever generic mass was called for in a spell.

I bought a good Humor, the special flavor of the month, something with a lot of goo on the outside and a fudgy chocolate core inside the ice cream.

Wulfgar, extending a wand and blasting the huge barbarian square in the chest with a glob of sticky goo that knocked him back against the Cutlass and held him there.

Suppose a certain amount of goo and gurry does get spilled on the deck--well, what then?

Only when I had climbed above the mutagenic goo that E1 Paso-Juarez calls air did I begin to relax.

Metria screamed in almost nymphly fashion, trying to hold the goo in her hands.

Father Francis goo by me without a spetting, and saying of their Ayes and Malificas--I do know what their Rooman Latin do mane, zo well as ever they, I du!

His chin bears a dull-blue tattoo which would strike terror to the hearts and loosen the strings of the bowels of the vilest ruffians in Rangoon, Lahore, Peshawar, Pernambuco, and Wei-hatta-hatta yet unhanged, save, of course, that it is almost always by virtue of dust, the inky goo of curried squid, and a hatred of water akin to hydrophobia, totally invisible.

Instinctively, Vendes loosed another gob of goo, but it seemed to pass right through the charging woman to splat harmlessly against the wall.

Where-Are-They-Now and Threats carried stories of worse tragedies: planets kneedeep in replicant goo, races turned brainless by badly programmed immune systems.

The pavement was shiny, as black goo congealed into plasticky, pungent shellac.

His long, prehensile toes were locked in the sucking goo, but he showed no sign of panic.