Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A soft soggy mixture, as of food.
  • noun Something, such as a piece of writing, that is judged to be worthless.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To stare.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To stare in amazement.
  • noun Any gooey substance.
  • verb archaic To swallow greedily.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Imitative of the sound of mushy food being dished out.]

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Variation of glope.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

1940-45, of expressive origin. Compare goop, gulp.

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

  • 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!!

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  • 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!!

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  • 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!!

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  • 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

  • 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

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

    Score: Cheesemaking 1, Sarah 0

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Lovely, yarb. Thank you!

    March 23, 2012

  • You're welcome.

    March 23, 2012