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 2 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 Dad can drool over the finest Japanese beef or celebrate his special day with a 32-ounce Upper Prime Black Angus Tomahawk. Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 4 June 2021 The screenings require subjects to drool a small amount of saliva into a test tube, which can be processed in less than 24 hours and detect the virus in asymptomatic individuals. Elyssa Cherney, chicagotribune.com, 12 May 2021 Coach Kim Barnes Arico agreed — and hopes everyone, especially the people who drool all and only over the Big Ten men, is paying attention. Lindsay Schnell, USA TODAY, 22 Mar. 2021 Collins has the size (6-4, 260), athleticism and positional flexibility that will cause most defensive coordinators to drool. Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Dec. 2020 Collins has the size (6-4, 260), athleticism and positional flexibility that will cause most defensive coordinators to drool. Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Dec. 2020 Collins has the size (6-4, 260), athleticism and positional flexibility that will cause most defensive coordinators to drool. Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Dec. 2020 Collins has the size (6-4, 260), athleticism and positional flexibility that will cause most defensive coordinators to drool. Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Dec. 2020 Another pair holds your tissues open while the last pair works together to drool mosquito saliva into the wound—which contains an anticoagulant, to keep your blood from clotting—and suck up a body-full of your blood. Outdoor Life Staff, Outdoor Life, 11 Jan. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The upscale interior was spearheaded by the same Italian design team that is responsible for outfitting Azimut’s drool-worthy superyachts and can be tailored to each driver’s needs. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 23 Aug. 2021 For pasta salads that aren’t drenched in mayo or bottled dressing, wow the haters with drool-worthy revamps, like this easy sheet pan gnocchi or the spicy-sweet-punchy rigatoni that’s perfect for hot days. Mehreen Karim, Bon Appétit, 1 July 2021 This is 100% waterproof and leakproof, so if your dog takes some huge gulps of water and then trots over to the blanket to lay down, their drool won’t get on the floor. Chris Hachey, BGR, 26 May 2021 Owners can thank TikTok, Instagram and other social media sites, where plates of the drool-worthy dish are featured regularly in videos and photographs. Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 2021 For something slightly heartier, grab a banh mi and a yuzu limeade at 98 Center, or tuck into one of DoughBird’s drool-worthy crispy chicken sandwiches. Shawnté Salabert, Outside Online, 22 Apr. 2021 New York–based, fashion-forward company Master & Dynamic makes headphones that make audiophiles drool. Adrienne So, Wired, 13 Apr. 2021 With the drama squashed, everyone can go party on the boat and ride the Jet Skis and stare at Joe Gorga’s hairless ham hock of a torso with drool running down their jowls. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 31 Mar. 2021 In between the complex dance routines, drool-worthy food recipes, and hilarious pranks on TikTok, there's also makeup TikTok. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 26 Mar. 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drool. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for drool

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 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

drool

intransitive verb
\ 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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