Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A soft soggy mixture, as of food: cafeterias serving nondescript glop.
  • n. Slang Something, such as a piece of writing, that is judged to be worthless.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any gooey substance.
  • v. To swallow greedily.
  • v. To stare in amazement.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To stare.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. writing or music that is excessively sweet and sentimental
  • n. any gummy shapeless matter; usually unpleasant

Etymologies

Imitative of the sound of mushy food being dished out.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Variation of glope. (Wiktionary)
1940-45, of expressive origin. Compare goop, gulp. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The line came in response to research which showed that women liked moisturizing body washes, but not the "glop" and "grease" associated with them.

    Brandweek - News and Features

  • As my (top loading) washer fills with water I dump in a half cup of the "glop" and wait for it to dissolve before adding the clothes but the glop never dissolves!!

    doggdot.us

  • Once this glop was strained in cheese cloth, it did form a sort of dry cakey crumble remotely goat cheese-like.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Two and a half hours of retch-worthy glop, set to the greeting-card lyrics of Iris Rainer Dart ("It's never been easy / It's always been rough / I give her my life / But it's never enough") and the perfectly serviceable music of Mike Stoller (who is better known as the other half of Leiber & Stoller) and Artie Butler.

    The Invisible Girls

  • Come on, howzabout some REAL news and not this mindless space-taking glop!

    Poll shows tight race for 2012 GOP nomination

  • The nasty gooey LeSueur-mushy glop was more than I could handle.

    What's in your English pea salad? | Homesick Texan

  • Every time I make this dish I splatter myself with glop.

    Meathead Goldwyn: Tailgate Brat Tub (RECIPE)

  • I felt some soggy bits of my peanut butter and jelly sandwich fall from above and smack right onto my head with repeating glop sounds as they landed on my head one, two, three.

    The Boy in the Sandwich

  • The leather holster under my arm had started to feel like a giant mole that had been exposed to too much sunlight and needed a glop of aloe rubbed into it.

    Spy vs. Park

  • To the olive-sized Australopithecine brain, hundreds of stabbings was a fair price for a fistful of sugary glop.

    Ned Goldreyer: Requiem for a Bee

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    March 23, 2012

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    March 23, 2012

  • Close-cropped men in brown denim
    tended a formal flower garden
    behind which, a house with barred windows.

    The nearest gardener glopped
    but seemed not to see us, holding
    his rake upside-down by the prongs.

    - Peter Reading, Tom o' Bedlam's Beauties, from Tom O' Bedlam's Beauties, 1981

    Note: "Stare, gaze in wonder or alarm" (SOED).

    June 28, 2008

  • One-pot meal. Starch, protein, vegetable, possibly sauce, all stirred up together. Unlike foodity-food, does not imply that ingredients were cooked together in the same serving pot. Veggies could've been steamed or fried alongside, and stirred in at the end. Does imply stove-top cooking only.

    December 15, 2006