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[glop] /glɒp/

noun, Informal.
unappetizing food, especially of a semiliquid consistency.
any messy substance, especially of a semiliquid consistency.
sentimentality; mawkishness.

1943, imitative of the sound of something viscous and unappetizing hitting a dinner plate.



To smear; daub: By glopping strings and chorales onto Tin Pan Alley lyrics, Nashville responded to rock’s commercial success (1980s+)


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