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slather

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noun slath·er \ˈsla-thər\

Definition of slather

  1. :  a great quantity —often used in plural



Origin and Etymology of slather

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1843


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slather

transitive verb slath·er

Simple Definition of slather

  • : to cover something with a thick layer of a liquid, cream, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of slather

slathered

slathering

play \ˈsla-thə-riŋ, ˈslath-riŋ\
  1. 1 :  to use or spend in a wasteful or lavish manner :  squander

  2. 2a :  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 in a sentence

  1. We ate lobster slathered with butter.



1866

First Known Use of slather

1866

Rhymes with slather


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