gluey late 14c., from GLUE (Cf. glue) + -Y (Cf. -y) (2).

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  • Gluey — Glu ey, a. Viscous; glutinous; of the nature of, or like, glue. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gluey — [glo͞o′ē] adj. gluier, gluiest 1. like glue; sticky 2. covered with or full of glue glueyness n. gluily adv …   English World dictionary

  • gluey — AND gluer n. a person, usually a teenager, who sniffs glue. (Drugs.) □ Teddy is a gluey. That’s why he’s failing in school. □ The gluers stand a chance of having brain damage …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • gluey — glue ► NOUN ▪ an adhesive substance used for sticking objects or materials together. ► VERB (glues, glued, gluing or glueing) 1) fasten or join with glue. 2) (be glued to) informal be paying very close attention to …   English terms dictionary

  • gluey — adjective see glue I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gluey — glueyness, n. /glooh ee/, adj., gluier, gluiest. 1. like glue; viscid; sticky. 2. full of or smeared with glue. [1350 1400; ME; see GLUE, Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • gluey — adjective Viscous and adhesive, as glue. Syn: sticky, gummy, tacky …   Wiktionary

  • Gluey — Клейкий, липкий; вязкий …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • gluey — Synonyms and related words: adherent, adhesive, amylaceous, bulldogged, bulldoggish, bulldoggy, bullheaded, clabbered, clammy, clingy, close, close knit, close textured, close woven, clotted, coagulated, compact, compacted, compressed,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • gluey — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. glutinous, viscid, sticky; see adhesive . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having the property of adhering: adhesive, gooey, gummy, sticky, tacky1. See CLEAN, KEEP …   English dictionary for students

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