gunge


gunge
gunge1 [gʌndʒ] n [U] BrE informal
[Date: 1900-2000; Origin: Perhaps suggesting stickiness, or perhaps from goo + sponge]
any substance that is dirty, sticky, or unpleasant
American Equivalent: gunk
>gungy adj
gunge 2
gunge2 v
be gunged up with sth
BrE informal to be blocked with a dirty sticky substance
The waste pipe is all gunged up.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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