Definitions

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  • v. to embrace enthusiastically; to pounce on and hug, often from a running start.
  • n. An embrace of this kind.

Etymologies

Unclear. Probably an onomatopoeia of the sound effect used in many anime for a woman's breasts pressing up against someone. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Better to just glomp it into the baking pan all at once.

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  • But of course, FukuJun~ ♥ ♥ ♥ He does his voice-acting so naturally that I want to glomp Shinra every second that he speaks xD

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  • So I'll open with a special shout out to all of those at the Hawai'i Convention Center this weekend enjoying the festivities -- please tackle-glomp responsibly and just say "no" to excessive yaoi paddle use.

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  • In the end, Rio returns back in spring and she gets the glomp from Noel, Kanata and Kureha and also letters, one from Aishia where she is recovering and learning trumpet.

    Anime Nano!

  • "Don't come any closer, I can't control who I glomp"

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  • We didn't even get a Double Face glomp either, sadly.

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  • A variation of suki ( "like") is dai-suki ( "big-like"), usually said by a cute female anime character before they glomp a male character violently in a big bear-hug.

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  • The glomp animation is also a really good rendering of a popular existing emote, not too long in it's appearance and the thought bubble is smooth to appear with a great pop ending.

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  • The only thing you * could* add to this would be a little shadow under the main guy, echoing the shadow's under the glomp characters, simply for consistancy.

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  • It's even nicer in, say, Perl, where that code would become foo = qw/meep blargh glomp/;

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  • Here's the meaning I've inferred: when you "glomp" someone, you're giving them a sudden surprise hug, and the hug is so enthusiastic that it risks knocking them over.

    TVTropes indulges in some etymological speculation:

    While aggressive hugs are nothing new (in Real Life or in media) the use of the term "Glomp" to describe them appears to have stemmed from its use as a sound effect in manga translations by Viz Media. (One folk etymology asserts that it stands for "Grab, Latch On, Maintain Pressure" but that is probably a backronym applied to the word after it became popular.) The word itself appears to be a mutation of the established English word "glom" which means "to grab; to latch on" (as found in the words "agglomeration" and "conglomerate") with a final "p" sound added to give it more of a sense of definite action. Can function as an onomatopoeia.

    February 25, 2010

  • To the knowledge of this observer the word glomp means to pulverize in a friendly way.

    February 7, 2007