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 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, "Opinion: Big Ten men bust your bracket? Time to switch your viewing to the Big Ten women," 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, "2021 NFL Mock Draft: Jaguars land Lawrence," 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, "2021 NFL Mock Draft: Jaguars land Lawrence," 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, "2021 NFL Mock Draft: Jaguars land Lawrence," 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, "2021 NFL Mock Draft: Jaguars land Lawrence," 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, "Best Mosquito Repellent: Find the Right Insect Control for You," 11 Jan. 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, "2021 NFL Mock Draft: Jaguars land Lawrence," 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, "2021 NFL Mock Draft: Jaguars land Lawrence," 23 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In between the complex dance routines, drool-worthy food recipes, and hilarious pranks on TikTok, there's also makeup TikTok. Gabi Thorne, Allure, "The Best Looks From the 2016 vs. 2021 Makeup Challenge Taking Over TikTok," 26 Mar. 2021 Below, Twitter wipes the drool off its chin to chime in. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Help! I Saw Harry Styles's Grammys Performance, and I Can't Get Up!," 15 Mar. 2021 The dogs also occasional drool or drop a wet toy on my floor. Brad Moon, Forbes, "Review: Vitrazza Glass Office Chair Mat," 27 Feb. 2021 The spit isn’t actually drool, but a parasitic copepod. Sabrina Imbler, The Atlantic, "An Epic Journey to Adulthood Begins in the Intestines of a Deep-Sea Fish," 16 Feb. 2021 And this baking mix company turns would-be wasted by-products into drool-worthy cookies and brownies. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, "This Virtual Pop-Up Shop Is All About SNACKS," 19 Feb. 2021 But as the sweatshirt collects garbage and dog drool, Alexander's face starts scowling, and only perks up when Tide saves the day. Mae Anderson, ajc, "Super Bowl ads aim to comfort and connect," 5 Feb. 2021 Either way, a sky filled with kaleidoscope of colors makes for a fairytale proposal backdrop (and drool-worthy photos). Alesandra Dubin, Good Housekeeping, "15 Best Proposal Ideas for a Fairy-Tale Engagement," 22 Jan. 2021 The details remain under wraps, but last year’s IPO by online pet supplies seller Chewy provides a drool-worthy comparison. chicagotribune.com, "Some businesses thrived, many lagged during pandemic in 2020," 31 Dec. 2020

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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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2 Apr 2021

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“Drool.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drool. Accessed 13 Apr. 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)

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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