from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of guck.
- n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a person of East Asian birth or descent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person from the Far East, Oceania or Southeast Asia, in particular a Vietnamese, Filipino, Chinese, Korean person.
- n. Grime or mud.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any thick, viscous matter
- n. (slang) a disparaging term for an Asian person (especially for North Vietnamese soldiers in the Vietnam War)
Perhaps alteration of earlier goo-goo, native inhabitant of the Philippines, Pacific islander.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Use traced to U.S. Marines in Philippines in early 20th century. Earliest recorded example is dated 1920. (Wiktionary)
Possible blend of goop and gunk. (Wiktionary)