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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

American English, known since 1903, probably from burgoo (1787) "thick porridge" ; possibly an alteration of glue

Noun

Singular
goo

Plural
-

goo (-)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Any semi-solid or liquid substance; especially one that is sticky, gummy or slippery; frequently of vague or unknown composition, or a bodily fluid.
    I stepped in some goo and had a terrible time getting the sticky stuff off my shoes.
  2. excessive, showy sentimentality
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Verb

Infinitive
to goo

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to goo (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To apply goo to something.
    They gooed their hair with some fragrant styling product.

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Etymology 2

(onomatopoeia)

Noun

Singular
goo

Plural
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  1. An example of baby talk.
    The infant's goos and gahs were endearing.

Verb

Infinitive
to goo

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to goo (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To produce baby talk.
    The baby gooed, causing the parents to make sappy faces at it.

See also

References

  • "goo" in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001
  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

Esperanto

Noun

goo

  1. the board game go

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