gunge Brit.

gunge Brit.
gunge Brit.
informal
noun an unpleasantly sticky or viscous material.
verb (gunges, gungeing, gunged) (gunge something up) clog something with gunge.
Derivatives
gungy adjective
Origin
1960s: perh. suggested by goo and gunk.

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