A glob is a shapeless clump or hunk of something. Even the most skilled potter starts out with nothing but a glob of damp clay on her pottery wheel.

Globs are soft, squishy, or partly liquid substances — you can't really have a glob of pizza, but you can add a glob of melty mozzarella to the top of a pizza. An artist drops globs of oil paint on her palette, and a chocolate maker fills molds with globs of warm melted chocolate. While we know glob first appeared in print around 1900, its origin isn't clear. It may have imitated words like blob and gob.

Definitions of glob

n a compact mass

ball, chunk, clod, clump, lump
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clot, coagulum
a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid
a lump of slimy stuff
a ball of yarn or cord or thread
a blood clot formed within a blood vessel and remaining attached to its place of origin
an abnormal particle (e.g. an air bubble or part of a clot) circulating in the blood
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a jumbled collection or mass

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