gunk


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gunk

 (gŭngk)
n. Informal
A thick greasy substance.

[After Gunk, , a trademark for a degreasing solvent.]

gunk

(ɡʌŋk)
n
informal slimy, oily, or filthy matter
[C20: perhaps of imitative origin]

gunk

(gʌŋk)

n. Slang.
any sticky or greasy residue or accumulation.
[1932, Amer.; orig. a trademark name for a degreasing solvent]
gunk′y, adj. gunk•i•er, gunk•i•est.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gunk - any thick, viscous mattergunk - any thick, viscous matter    
matter - that which has mass and occupies space; "physicists study both the nature of matter and the forces which govern it"
sapropel - sludge (rich in organic matter) that accumulates at the bottom of lakes or oceans
Translations

gunk

[ˈgʌŋk] nsaleté fgun laws npl (US)lois fpl sur le port d'armesgun licence (British) gun license (US) npermis m de port d'armesgun lobby nlobby m des armes à feu

gunk

n (esp US inf) → klebriges or schmieriges Zeug (inf); you’ve got some gunkdu hast noch Schlaf in den Augen (inf)

gunk

[gʌŋk] nporcherie fpl
References in classic literature ?
Sir James might not have originated this estimate; but a kind Providence furnishes the limpest personality with a little gunk or starch in the form of tradition.
The couple were driven to a local taxi company yard where they discovered half-a-dozen huge buckets of gunk as well as a few newly split feather pillows.
Rubs mucusoidal gunk from beneath her eye; RUBY scarcely reacts.
Then use something like a playing card to scrape the gunk off.
Mario has arrived for a holiday at the Isle Delfino, only to find a baddie has besmirched the pristine paradise with graffiti, gunk and oil slicks.
It has everything to do with cleansing the bodies' tiniest orifices of the most minuscule gunk.
Jp-8 is a kerosene-based fuel that may break gunk and contaminants free from the sides of the vehicle's fuel tanks and lines.
Flubber,'' a remake of Fred MacMurray's 1961 ``The Absent-Minded Professor,'' offers Williams an opportunity for his famous comic improvisation, especially when playing with the dangerous but helpful green gunk.
Remove all the accumulated dust and sand from the fins using compressed air (not more than 30 psi) to blow the gunk off the fins.
Jemma says: `I'm addicted to Anna Sui Lip Tint, pounds 14 - it's a pot of clear, rose-scented gunk which gives your lips gloss without slippage.
Forget about the candy-apple gunk stuck to your sandal and buy one of those decadent treats for yourself.