Definitions

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

  • n. Informal A sticky wet viscous substance.
  • n. Informal Sentimental drivel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any semi-solid or liquid substance; especially one that is sticky, gummy or slippery; frequently of vague or unknown composition, or a bodily fluid.
  • n. Excessive, showy sentimentality
  • v. To apply goo to something.
  • n. An example of baby talk.
  • v. To produce baby talk.

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

  • n. any thick, viscous matter

Etymologies

Perhaps short for burgoo.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
American English, known since 1903, probably from burgoo ("thick porridge") (1787), possibly an alteration of glue. (Wiktionary)
(onomatopoeia) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Now many of our Christians have what I call the goo-goo syndrome - good government.

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  • His mother thinks 'goo' is awful childish, and she is at him all the time to say 'Daddy-dinger,' but he never lets on he hears her.

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  • The only thing this butt-hole nitwit should be left in charge of is cleaning the brown goo from the church coffee urn.

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  • Steen: The point at which you're mixing up your own engine goo is when it goes from being a "hobby" to a "borderline deathwish" ...

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  • So, as I write, yellowy green goo is building up in my lacrimal system and requires repetitive and tender cleaning every half hour or so, which is fun.

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  • The Sanskrit word for matter is gu, curiously similar to our English word goo, a sticky substance in which one can get stuck.

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  • They layer me in goo and basically mummify me without taking my organs.

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  • ZJCW: Pardon me, but I was drinking brains when I read this, and laughing sprayed brain goo all over my computer monitor.

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  • It is warming up to burn the appropriate set of neural pathways into a now-lifeless hunk of proto-brain goo awaiting insertion in a clone body.

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  • goo is cool!

    January 31, 2010

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