drool

verb
\ˈdrül \

Definition of drool 

(Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1a : to secrete saliva in anticipation of food The dog hears the bell and begins to drool.

b : to let saliva dribble from the mouth : drivel sense 1 a drooling baby

2 : to make an effusive show of pleasure or often envious or covetous appreciation drooling over their new car

3 : to talk nonsense

transitive verb

: to express sentimentally or effusively

drool

noun

Definition of drool (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : saliva trickling from the mouth wipe the drool from his chin

2 : nonsense

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Examples of drool in a Sentence

Verb

the dog drooled when we put the steak down on the floor middle-aged men drooling over a starlet half their age

Noun

He wiped the drool from the baby's face. the only thing more pathetic than the pop psychologist who gushed such drool was the public that lapped it up
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Christopher cast Mike Myers as Studio cofounder Steve Rubell, portrayed as a dissolute, drooling Svengali with strong shades of Dr. Evil (this, after all, was the era of Austin Powers). Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "Matt Tyrnauer’s New Documentary, Studio 54, Takes On the Rise, Fall, and Last Days of Disco," 4 Oct. 2018 Dehydration affects all dogs and typical signs of dehydration include drooling, bloodshot eyes or sluggishness. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "7 ways to protect your dog from heat stroke and hyperthermia," 20 June 2018 In the end, the animals can seem like zombies, with symptoms like drooling, aggression, extreme weight loss, stumbling, and tremors. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Experts Are Wondering If a Disease That Causes Deer to Act Like Zombies Could Spread to Humans," 22 May 2018 If your pet is drooling or foaming at the mouth, look for these ladybugs. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "A Terrifying Photo Shows a Dog's Mouth Coated With Painful Ladybugs," 3 Nov. 2016 For more information or to drool at more photos, visit pwboardinghouse.com, or enter the contest here. Southern Living, "Want to Win a Free Stay at Ree Drummond's New Hotel?," 25 June 2018 Its stealth elements, world exploration, and dark mysteries got our tongues drooling for its summer 2018 launch. Kyle Orland, Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "The top ten games from E3 2018," 19 June 2018 Nearby are a few Betsey Johnson items, pieces that would make ’90s teens drool over the pages of Sassy magazine. Liz Ohanesian, Los Angeles Magazine, "L.A.’s Most Fashionable Couple Lives Inside a DTLA Vintage Shop," 6 June 2018 The comment appeared to sit well with Davidson, who replied with a sea of drooling emoji faces. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "Ariana Grande and 'Happiest Boy' Pete Davidson Amp Up Their Social Media Flirting," 9 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

No caption, no context, just leaving us to drool over her enviable new 'do: a very short, Ariel-the-mermaid-red bob. Lindsey V Thompson, Allure, "Alicia Keys Debuted This Perfectly ’90s Swoopy Bob Haircut," 20 July 2018 The 2018 holiday season is upon us, and Urban Decay is leaning into the giving spirit by offering some drool-worthy deals in honor of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Zoe Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Urban Decay’s Naked Palettes Will Be Half Off for Black Friday and Cyber Monday," 15 Nov. 2018 Tweaking a phone to optimize benchmark apps might produce some numbers that make a small subset of nerds drool, but those numbers don’t correlate to the actual experience of using the phone. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "Huawei caught cheating benchmark test for P20," 6 Sep. 2018 In Crazy Rich Asians, everything from the fashion to the drool-worthy mansions serves as a virtual status symbol—and the makeup is no exception. Deanna Pai, Glamour, "How Makeup Can Make You Look Rich, According to the Crazy Rich Asians Makeup Artist," 22 Aug. 2018 The cookies are also used as wedding favors -- so guests can, literally, drool over your diamonds. Caroline Judelson, Fox News, "Engagement cookies are the new bridal trend," 9 Aug. 2018 The study, which was led by Alan Ewert of Indiana University, involved buttonholing people on their way into the three sites and convincing them to fill out a questionnaire and drool into a sample tube before and after their visits. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, "Why "Wilder" Nature Is Better for Your Health," 27 June 2018 One bright spot for those stuck here: bargain rates at hotels and resorts that most of us only drive by and drool over the rest of the year. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "Best Phoenix, Scottsdale summer hotel and resort deals for 2018," 15 May 2018 Try a Walkers’ variety pack with all the classic Brit flavors like tangy salt & vinegar, pungent cheese & onion, and drool-worthy prawn cocktail. Zahra Pettican, Bon Appetit, "11 Positively British Snacks to Order Online Before the Royal Wedding," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of drool

Verb

1802, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1a

Noun

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for drool

Verb

perhaps alteration of drivel

Noun

see drool entry 1

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drool

verb

English Language Learners Definition of drool

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to let saliva flow out from the mouth

: to show admiration or desire for something in an exaggerated way

drool

noun

English Language Learners Definition of drool (Entry 2 of 2)

: saliva that drips from the mouth

drool

verb
\ˈdrül \
drooled; drooling

Kids Definition of drool

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to let saliva drip from the mouth

drool

noun

Kids Definition of drool (Entry 2 of 2)

: saliva that drips from the mouth

\ˈdrül \

Medical Definition of drool 

1 : to secrete saliva in anticipation of food

2 : to let saliva or some other substance flow from the mouth side effects included drowsiness and drooling

Other Words from drool

drool noun

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