Definitions

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

  • n. Slang A thick messy substance, such as sludge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any thick messy substance.

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

  • n. any thick, viscous matter

Etymologies

Possibly g(oo) + (m)uck.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The guck is gone from the air, the streets are cleaned, and, if things are really wet and cold, the local mountains gets snow.

    There are times…

  • And wash your hands all the time -- all the time -- because you just never know what kind of guck (ph) is out there.

    CNN Transcript Jun 17, 2008

  • Here is a nest for a bird, ( "guck" all birds are ducks)

    Yarn Miracle

  • The horns will freeze, the oil congealing into thick guck in the valves and slides.

    Cymbals Guy

  • "I don't know what the heck he was eating, all I know is when I came out of the subway I had all kinds of guck all over me," he recalled.

    Riders Getting Fed Up

  • Ultimately, I think there are two kinds of people in this world: those that have the patience for picking pumpkin guck off of seeds by hand, and those that don't.

    Toasted Pumpkin Seeds to the 3rd power

  • Britain does itself no favors by complaining about a falling share price and lost dividends while eleven Americans lie dead, thousands of Gulf Coast residents have lost their livelihood, and innumerable wildlife wash up ashore drenched in BP guck.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: BP, Gadhafi, and Britain's Oil Comeuppance

  • Euer Film ist richtig großes Kino, weiter so... ich guck' gern alles an, was da noch kommt.

    24 HOURS IN 19500 FRAMES on Vimeo

  • Erec grabbed a handful of guck and threw it at her, but it bounced off and fell to the ground.

    The Three Furies

  • Erec crossed his arms and paced, careful not to slip in the guck.

    The Three Furies

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  • A foolish thing, according to NPR's Says You.

    October 29, 2011