1slath·er noun \ˈsla-thər\
: a great quantity —often used in plural
Origin of SLATHER
First Known Use: 1843
2slather transitive verb
: to cover something with a thick layer of a liquid, cream, etc.
slath·eredslath·er·ing \ˈsla-thə-riŋ, ˈslath-riŋ\
: to use or spend in a wasteful or lavish manner : squander
a : to spread thickly or lavishly <slathered sunscreen on her skin>
b : to spread something thickly or lavishly on <slathered her skin with sunscreen>
Examples of SLATHER
- We ate lobster slathered with butter.
First Known Use of SLATHER
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