sloven


1slov·en

noun \ˈslə-vən\

Definition of SLOVEN

:  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

Related to SLOVEN

Synonyms
slob
Antonyms
neatnik, old maid

Rhymes with SLOVEN

2sloven

adjective

Definition of SLOVEN

:  slovenly

Examples of SLOVEN

  1. <the lawyer's sloven appearance led me to question his professionalism>

First Known Use of SLOVEN

1815

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