slobber

verb
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

slobber

noun

Definition of slobber (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from slobber

Verb

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

Noun

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

Synonyms for slobber

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.
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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, "College Football’s Messy, Bumpy, Worrisome Return," 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, "Ford Shows 4 Bronco Adventure Concepts for the SUV's Birthday," 13 Aug. 2020 Let two teams slobber, breathe and sweat all over each other for three hours? Ann Killion, SFChronicle.com, "Should 49ers offer Raheem Mostert more money? Much bigger questions loom," 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, "Butler University's mascot retiring after 7 years of sparking joy with fans," 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, "Why you shouldn't eat the Bloomberg campaign's pizza, in one weird video," 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, "When Your Best Surrogate Can’t Talk," 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, "Golden Globes 2020: Broadcast TV’s shutout spotlights the divide between viewer habits and awards buzz," 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, "'Playing With Fire': Film Review," 7 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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, "The New Science of Our Ancient Bond With Dogs," 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, "Ghosts of Africa," 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, "Kiszla: Tough Broncos linebacker Randy Gradishar reduced to tears by snub from Pro Football Hall of Fame," 15 Jan. 2020 Want a dog without all the yuck of slobber, belly rubs and unconditional devotion? Allison Morrow, CNN, "Zoom is worth more than Uber and Cameo is thriving: This is 2020," 16 June 2020 Police were unable to recover the toys from Ben, due to an excess of slobber. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "The mystery of the missing police station donation toys has been solved. The thief is very cute," 20 Dec. 2019 For the slobbery dog: A purifying water fountain Dog bowls are filthy with dust, dirt, fur, and slobber—and depending on how thirsty the pet is, need to be refilled constantly. Jessica Kasparian, USA TODAY, "20 gifts for those who love dogs more than people," 5 Nov. 2019 Momoa then gets up and laughs while wiping the slobber off his face. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, "Watch Jason Momoa let a bear eat an Oreo from his mouth on See set," 2 Nov. 2019 There’s way too much batting around the beach ball and not nearly enough slobber-knocking in the trenches. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, "Kiszla: Five reasons to believe Mel Tucker can take CU Buffs to a bowl in first year as coach," 8 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of slobber

Verb

1607, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Noun

circa 1755, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for slobber

Verb

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

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The first known use of slobber was in 1607

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Cite this Entry

“Slobber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slobber. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for slobber

slobber

verb
How to pronounce slobber (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of slobber

: to let saliva or liquid flow from your mouth

slobber

verb
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

slobber

noun

Kids Definition of slobber (Entry 2 of 2)

: dripping saliva

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