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sloven

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noun slov·en \ˈslə-vən\

Definition of sloven

  1. :  one habitually negligent of neatness or cleanliness especially in personal appearance



Examples of sloven

  1. <she's a sloven and he's a neat freak—it's a wonder they are able to live together>



Origin of sloven

Middle English sloveyn slut, rascal, perhaps from Middle Dutch slof negligent


First Known Use: 15th century

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