- gunk 1949, "viscous substance," Amer.Eng., apparently from Gunk, trademark for a thick liquid soap patented 1932 by A.F. Curran Co. of Malden, Mass.
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gunk up — [phrasal verb] gunk up (something) or gunk (something) up US, informal : to cause (something) to be dirty, sticky, or greasy Don t gunk up your hair with a lot of styling products. The mechanism gets gunked up if you don t clean it regularly … Useful english dictionary
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
gunk — ► NOUN informal ▪ unpleasantly sticky or messy matter. ORIGIN the proprietary name of a US detergent … English terms dictionary
gunk — ☆ gunk [guŋk ] n. [< ? G(OO) + (J)UNK] Slang any oily, viscous, or thick, messy substance gunky adj … English World dictionary
Gunk — In mereology, the term gunk applies to any whole whose parts all have further proper parts. That is, a gunky object is not made of indivisible atoms . In contrast, an atomic individual is entirely decomposable into atoms. If point sized objects… … Wikipedia
gunk — [garjk] 1. n. any nasty, messy stuff. □ What is this gunk on the counter? □ Get this gunk up off the floor before it dries. 2. n. glue sniffed as a drug. (Drugs.) □ This kid is high on gunk. □ … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
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