GAWGAW

 
 
gawgaw
starch

gawgaw ng mais
corn starch

The Tagalog word gawgaw is Chinese in origin.


Gawgaw
refers to the starch used in food as well as the starch used to stiffen clothes.

Lugawgaw is a combination of the words lugaw and gawgaw.
It is informally used to describe something gruelly (has the consistency of gruel).