American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A mixture of high-energy foods, such as nuts and dried fruit, eaten as a snack.
- The Oxford English Dictionary cites a 1913 reference to the verb "gorp", meaning "to eat greedily". The occasionally theorised good old raisins and peanuts is probably a backronym. (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I remember the days when we used to call trail mix "gorp" and my aunt Melantha, one of the original hippies replete with unshaven legs and armpits and flowers in her hair, used to make it with carob instead of chocolate because that was the "natural" way.”
“Back when I had little fat to draw on I needed a lot of calories to keep me going - during the day, gorp worked (raisins, peanuts, and M&Ms).”
“But then as the zombie virus spreads it seems they all get bruised looking eyes, blood and gore on their faces and they spit blackish or green gorp from their mouths, which might be blood or rotting guts or who knows.”
“So, we slouched back to the bug, turned down the road, and pulled in to the campsite for the night, where we shared a hefty bag of gorp.”
“They snacked on gorp and water and, after refilling their bottles, moved on.”
“WHY THAT'S GREAT NEWS: Even when the aliens spread out to the rest of the world, their mistaken first impressions will cause them to spin their wheels trying to liquidate humanity's "gorp reserves.”
“Our older subconscious brain moves reflexively ( "We're hungry, eat that mushroom now"), while our newer prefrontal cortex struggles to catch up with other alternatives ( "Check your guidebook to see if it's poisonous or wait until we get to camp and eat some gorp").”
“Before we could break out the dog biscuits and gorp, there was a sudden release of the tremendous compressed energy that the forward movement of the glacier had exerted on the lake ice.”
“The ice pack had improved Averys pain so she was sitting up and munching on the gorp and ready to help with a plan of attack.”
“I saved all my gorp and I have four granola bars and an apple too, offered Chelsea.”
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