: a small drop : blob
: a usually large and rounded mass
globby adjective

Example Sentences

A glob of ice cream was stuck to his mustache. found a glob of chewing gum under my theater seat
Recent Examples on the Web Even their father saw himself in the honest portrayal of school-age bulls---, specifically a scene in the pilot in which a bully maims Tegan's long hair with a glob of gum. Allaire Nuss, EW.com, 22 Oct. 2022 The chicken was shredded rotisserie in a nugget, tender and was served hot, which melted the shredded cheese into a glob. cleveland, 4 Oct. 2022 The center is a big glob of gloop—skip that bite, stay along the perimeter for a better balance of flaky crust to pumpkin gloop. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 27 Sep. 2022 There’s nothing quite like peeling the plastic off a new canvas, squirting a little glob of acrylic paint onto my palette and letting the brush glide across, capturing another sunset. Los Angeles Times, 19 Sep. 2022 The oddball formation near the bottom of the lower cave that’s still here is the glob of cooled lava that apparently fell from the ceiling, floated down the lava stream and became wedged in a narrow spot just over your head. Scott Hewitt, oregonlive, 19 Aug. 2022 Climbing has this thing, this mythic glob of push-stoke-enlightenment that resonates like some deep, ancient magic. Megan Starich, Outside Online, 24 Aug. 2022 Pratt’s cows have been built from the same glob of Prairie Farms butter, stored in an ice cream factory freezer, for the last 17 years. Jake Sheridan, Chicago Tribune, 17 Aug. 2022 On top of the meat is both Gruyere and Maytag blue, melted into each other to create one pungent glob of dairy. Los Angeles Times, 15 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History


perhaps blend of globe and blob

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of glob was in 1900

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“Glob.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glob. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition


: a small drop : blob

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