slab·​ber | \ ˈslabə(r) \

Definition of slabber

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : slobber, drool also : drivel
2 : gorge, bolt


noun (1)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of slabber (Entry 2 of 3)


noun (2)
slab·​ber | \ ˈslabə(r), -laab- \
plural -s

Definition of slabber (Entry 3 of 3)

: one that slabs: such as
a : a saw for slabbing logs
b : a machine for cutting soap into slabs
c : milling machine especially : planomiller
d : a person that forms slabs (as by cutting) or fixes slabs in place (as by cementing)
e : an operator of any slabber

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History and Etymology for slabber


probably from Dutch slabberen, frequentative of slabben to slaver, from Middle Dutch

Noun (2)

slab entry 2 + -er

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“Slabber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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