slob·​ber·​han·​nes | \ ˌs(h)läbərˈhänəs \
plural -es

Definition of slobberhannes

: a variation of the game of hearts in which the object is to avoid winning the first and last tricks and any trick containing the queen of clubs

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for slobberhannes

German dialect schlabberhans, schlabberhannes sloppy eater, gossiper, from schlabbern to eat sloppily, slaver, gossip + Hans, Hannes, nickname for Johann, Johannes John

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about slobberhannes

Statistics for slobberhannes

Cite this Entry

“Slobberhannes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

Comments on slobberhannes

What made you want to look up slobberhannes? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a blooming wisteria tree
  • Which is a synonym of exiguous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!