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slather

1slather

noun slath·er \ˈsla-thər\

Definition of SLATHER

:  a great quantity —often used in plural

Origin of SLATHER

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1843

Rhymes with SLATHER

2slather

transitive verb

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

slath·eredslath·er·ing \ˈsla-thə-riŋ, ˈslath-riŋ\

Full Definition of SLATHER

1
:  to use or spend in a wasteful or lavish manner :  squander
2
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

  1. We ate lobster slathered with butter.

First Known Use of SLATHER

1866

Rhymes with SLATHER

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