slob

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noun \ˈsläb\

Definition of slob

  1. 1 :  a slovenly or boorish person

  2. 2 :  an ordinary person <just some poor slob>

slobbish

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slobby

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Examples of slob in a sentence

  1. Some poor slob got robbed.

  2. <a slob of a professor whose office was littered with a decade's worth of notes and student papers>

Origin and Etymology of slob

Irish slab mud, ooze, slovenly person


First Known Use: 1861


SLOB Defined for English Language Learners

slob

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noun \ˈsläb\

Definition of slob for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is lazy and dirty or messy

  • : an ordinary person


SLOB Defined for Kids

slob

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noun \ˈsläb\

Definition of slob for Students

  1. 1 :  a sloppy or lazy person

  2. 2 :  an ordinary person <The poor slob didn't deserve such bad luck.>



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