drool

verb
\ ˈdrül How to pronounce drool (audio) \
drooled; drooling; drools

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

What Team Chris Is Saying: Laughing, crying, drooling. Danielle Mcnally, Marie Claire, "Welcome to March Dadness," 22 Mar. 2019 Another beautiful, delicious-smelling, drooling, yummy baby. Naria Halliwell, Redbook, ""My Third-Kid Obsession"," 24 Jan. 2012 There was a reason that coaches took a break from drooling to polish their résumés for the open Bucks job last summer. Ben Cohen, WSJ, "There’s a LeBron-Shaped Hole in Half of the NBA," 15 Nov. 2018 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The microfiber towel side of the pillowcase absorbs the moisture from not only wet hair, but also sweat and drool. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "DryZzz Allows You To Sleep With Wet Hair Without The Damp Pillowcase," 30 Jan. 2019 Quinn Hughes The 5-foot-9, 168-pound, 18-year-old freshman at Michigan has the speed and skating skills that make teams drool. Paul Skrbina, chicagotribune.com, "Defensemen the Blackhawks might consider in the 2018 draft," 16 Feb. 2018 There’s lots for fashion- and cinephiles to drool over in the catalogue, a selection of which is shown above. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Catherine Deneuve Is Selling Her Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Couture at Christie’s in Paris—See the Highlights Here," 17 Jan. 2019 His complete game makes NBA scouts drool in his presence. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "The Few. The Proud. The Players Who Have Been Run Over by Zion Williamson.," 5 Dec. 2018 This year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are as drool-worthy as ever, featuring every beauty product that you — or anyone on your gifting list this season — could possibly need. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018: The Best Beauty Deals," 19 Nov. 2018 Chrissy Teigen is the gift that keeps on giving: From her epic Twitter clapbacks to her drool-worthy recipes, Teigen consistently delivers full bellies and belly laughs. Lynsey Eidell, Allure, "Chrissy Teigen's Epic Facial Expression Just Won the 2018 Emmy Awards," 17 Sep. 2018 Chrissy Teigen is the gift that keeps on giving: From her epic Twitter clapbacks to her drool-worthy recipes, Teigen consistently delivers full bellies and belly laughs. Lynsey Eidell, Glamour, "This Chrissy Teigen Reaction Is Winning the 2018 Emmy Awards," 17 Sep. 2018 While studies have shown that having a pet can help you live longer, the day-to-day tasks of caring for a pet—constantly vacuuming up canine fur, mopping up muddy paw prints, and/or drying up drool—can be exhausting. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "If You Have A Pet, You Need This Doggy Room," 25 Oct. 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 and Noun

perhaps alteration of drivel

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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)

chiefly US : saliva that drips from the mouth

drool

verb
\ ˈdrül How to pronounce drool (audio) \
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 How to pronounce drool (audio) \

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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