In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(oriental)asiático masculineasiática feminineamarillo masculine offensiveamarilla feminine offensive
1(messy substance)porquería feminine informal
- Britney came stomping down the hallway, some kinda gook in her hair.
- I was almost shocked, for instance, at the simple perfection of the Clams Casino - a New York-like first course that often is miserably laden with breadcrumb-cheese gook and baked into submission.
- This gook makes the difference between a frizzy mess and some kind of defined curl.
- He'd only seen the makeup kit briefly, when Tanner took out some white, gloppy gook to take off the makeup that covered nearly his entire body.
- It's important to stir fairly constantly, scraping the bottom so all the gook you just bubbled gets blended in.
- Indeed, for a pinkish, processed, canned luncheon meat surrounded in gelatinous gook, Spam has quite an amazing story to tell - and a uniquely American one at that.
- I tried to scramble back into the wall and got drenched in colored gook.
- Christine was still trying to clear her mouth of the sweet gook.
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