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.
They usually open after a few minutes, and I gently wipe them with a warm, damp tissue to get rid of the gunk. He's quite old now, but this only started recently.
I'm not referring to mud, blood or crud, but rather the normal powder, lead and range gunk that accumulates from hours on the firing line.
Scrape plates thoroughly before placing them in the sink, especially plates with lots of fatty or oily residue, and try to catch hair and other gunk before it slides down your bathroom drain.
Livia's Dunx, PS1.79, Tesco The most fun we've had with baked goods for ages - each pot has 3 biscuits and a sweet gunk to dunk 'em in: Chocolate, Caramel or PB & Jelly.
I realised that the actual waxed cartons were made from a coated paperboard and that paperboard is made from woodpulp and woodpulp is a mushed-up gunk of wood.
All this talk about pregnancy has taken me back to my former secret habit/pleasure of squeezing the water out of my kids' bathtime rubber ducks in order to view the accompanying black gunk spewing forth.
"The resulting picture," Marmodoro explains, "is of a universe whose building blocks, the opposites, each divide into unlimitedly many, unlimitedly small parts or instances." This gives us an ancient version of a theoiy of, to use David Lewis's term, gunk. Anaxagoras's cosmos is gunky, allowing for no atomic stopping-point of analysis.
The latest installment is Easy Clean Bath Squirters, which were conceived when one of Sago's designers cut open his child's bath toys and found them filled with gunk and mold.
PARATY, Brazil -- Hundreds of revelers wrestled, tackled each other and threw chunks of gunk while shaking it to samba and reggaeton Saturday at a Carnival beach party where clothes were optional but mud was not.