gunk gunk n. any thick gooey and messy substance. [informal]

Syn: goo, gook, guck, muck, ooze, sludge, slime. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • gunk — gunk1 [ gʌŋk ] noun uncount INFORMAL any soft sticky or dirty substance ╾ gunk|y adjective gunk gunk 2 [ gʌŋk ] verb transitive AMERICAN INFORMAL be gunked up (with something) to be blocked or covered with a dirty sticky substance …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gunk — [[t]gʌŋk[/t]] n. Slang. any sticky or greasy residue or accumulation • Etymology: 1932, amer.; orig. a trademark name for a degreasing solvent gunk′y, adj. gunk•i•er, gunk•i•est …   From formal English to slang

  • gunk — gunk1 [gʌŋk] n [U] AmE informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Gunk, a trademark for a type of soap] any substance that is dirty, sticky, or unpleasant British Equivalent: gunge >gunky adj gunk 2 gunk2 v be gunked up (with sth) AmE informal to be… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gunk — be·gunk; gunk; …   English syllables

  • gunk — noun Etymology: from Gunk, trademark for a cleaning solvent Date: 1943 filthy, sticky, or greasy matter • gunky adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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