Slang any oily, viscous, or thick, messy substance
Origin of gunkfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps g(oo) + (j)unk
A thick greasy substance.
Origin of gunkAfter Gunk , a trademark for a degreasing solvent
(countable and uncountable, plural gunks)
- (uncountable, informal) dirt or grime; any vague or unknown substance
- I washed all the gunk off the light fixture, and found that it was white, not brown.
- (uncountable) A subculture of 21st century American males, combining elements of modern gothic culture with punk rock.
- (countable) A member of the gunk subculture.