slob·​ber | \ ˈslä-bər How to pronounce slobber (audio) \
slobbered; slobbering\ ˈslä-​b(ə-​)riŋ How to pronounce slobber (audio) \

Definition of slobber

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to let saliva dribble from the mouth : drool
2 : to indulge the feelings effusively and without restraint

transitive verb

: to smear with or as if with dribbling saliva or food



Definition of slobber (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : saliva drooled from the mouth
2 : driveling, sloppy, or incoherent utterance

Other Words from slobber


slobberer \ ˈslä-​bər-​ər How to pronounce slobber (audio) \ noun


slobbery \ ˈslä-​b(ə-​)rē How to pronounce slobber (audio) \ adjective

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Synonyms: Verb

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of slobber in a Sentence

Verb Her baby just slobbered on the blanket. The puppy slobbered all over me. Noun the dog got slobber all over our tennis ball I couldn't make out any of the panhandler's slobber, but I gave the poor soul a buck anyway.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Football players slobber all over one other, but they are being regularly tested, and being on a team arguably gives them additional incentive to be careful—to wear masks and avoid parties. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 29 Aug. 2020 Trail fiends can slobber over the two-door Badlands trail rig, which includes a Warn winch, tube doors, and the inevitable roof rack. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 13 Aug. 2020 Let two teams slobber, breathe and sweat all over each other for three hours? Ann Killion,, 9 July 2020 For seven years, Trip has wobbled and slobbered his way into the hearts of Butler University players and fans. Dean Reynolds, CBS News, 10 Mar. 2020 Bloomberg presumably has enough money to buy a personal pizza for himself instead of slobbering up whatever his campaign staffers have ordered. TheWeek, 3 Mar. 2020 Bailey proved a charismatic if unpredictable surrogate, whacking things with his tail, rolling around with his paws in the air, munching on hoodies and slobbering on the volunteers. Sarah Lyall, New York Times, 28 Jan. 2020 Splitting major categories into two sub-categories – drama, and musical or comedy -- gives Globes voters even more opportunity to slobber happily over works that probably won’t earn Oscar or Emmy nods. oregonlive, 31 Dec. 2019 Also sharing the premises is a large, slobbering bull mastiff dog, because no family film should be without adorable canine reaction shots. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Henry and Celia talk, a man whose directives grow clearer as the intentions behind them, behind this whole mysterious mess, grow more slippery (and as the actors’ makeup gets more distorted by slobber). K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 11 Apr. 2022 Other than getting covered in grizzly slobber, the system displayed no damage whatsoever. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 9 May 2019 Though gentle, the family weighs 460 pounds total, not including slobber. Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2021 For example, hydrogen peroxide can help clean the slobber off of your One Direction statue. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 2 Oct. 2021 The practice of curiosity leads us into a place of openness and wonder — a drooling for more without the slobber. Jay Steven Levin, Forbes, 1 June 2021 Out on the lab’s playground where the students, puppy and undergraduate alike, roll and wrestle and woof and slobber under that Carolina blue sky. Daniel Dorsa, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Nov. 2020 Nyati will look at the patch and tell you what the young bull was eating five minutes ago by the slobber on his muzzle. David E. Petzal, Field & Stream, 27 Dec. 2017 Will Gradishar, now 67 years old and 36 NFL seasons removed from the last of his slobber-knocking 2,049 tackles, ever get that call from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, welcoming him into the sport’s most exclusive club? Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, 15 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of slobber


1607, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1


circa 1755, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for slobber


Middle English sloberen to eat in a slovenly manner; akin to Low German slubberen to sip

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slob·​ber | \ ˈslä-bər How to pronounce slobber (audio) \
slobbered; slobbering

Kids Definition of slobber

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to let saliva or liquid dribble from the mouth



Kids Definition of slobber (Entry 2 of 2)

: dripping saliva

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