: a slovenly or boorish person
: an ordinary person
just some poor slob
slobbish adjective
slobby adjective

Examples of slob in a Sentence

Some poor slob got robbed. a slob of a professor whose office was littered with a decade's worth of notes and student papers
Recent Examples on the Web How to style a slob? Hannah Coates, Vogue, 24 Mar. 2023 The other daughter-in-law is a slob. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 7 July 2021 The other is a slob. Amy Dickinson, Star Tribune, 5 July 2021 One of his most recent slob-adoptees is Princess Olympia of Greece, whose neat blonde iteration is an enviable example of the style. Hannah Coates, Vogue, 24 Mar. 2023 And patriotic pageants that begin innocently turn violently real, feral and ruled by a drunken slob turned warlord. Joshua Barone, New York Times, 10 Mar. 2023 The only issue is that her 12-year-old daughter is a total slob and doesn’t know the definition of cleaning up after herself. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 17 Sep. 2022 The apparently irresistible rise of the slob is hardly our most important problem. Samuel Goldman, The Week, 8 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History


Irish slab mud, ooze, slovenly person

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of slob was in 1861

Dictionary Entries Near slob

Cite this Entry

“Slob.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slob. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: a dirty, nasty, or rude person
slobby adjective

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