slab·​by | \ ˈslabē \

Definition of slabby

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 archaic : wet, sloppy, muddy, miry
slab·​by | \ ˈslabē, -laabē \

Definition of slabby (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : covered or paved with slabs
2 : made up of slabs : having the form of slabs slabby fragments of rock

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History and Etymology for slabby

Adjective (1)

probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialect slabb slime, mud

Adjective (2)

slab entry 1 + -y

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“Slabby.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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