slob

noun
\ ˈsläb How to pronounce slob (audio) \

Definition of slob

1 : a slovenly or boorish person
2 : an ordinary person just some poor slob

Other Words from slob

slobbish \ ˈslä-​bish How to pronounce slob (audio) \ adjective
slobby \ ˈslä-​bē How to pronounce slob (audio) \ adjective

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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 The apparently irresistible rise of the slob is hardly our most important problem. Samuel Goldman, The Week, 8 Jan. 2022 An exhibitionist and slob, who brought strange men to the house. New York Times, 22 Oct. 2021 In the spot, Mayfield is a semi slob and has an annoying habit of singing the Oklahoma fight song in his sleep. Bob Mcmanaman, The Arizona Republic, 16 Oct. 2021 Annie Murphy plays Allison McRoberts, a standard-issue sitcom wife living a multi-cam sitcom life in Worcester, Massachusetts, with her dopey slob of a husband, Kevin (Eric Petersen). The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2021 Annie Murphy plays Allison McRoberts, a standard-issue sitcom wife living a multi-cam sitcom life in Worcester, Massachusetts, with her dopey slob of a husband, Kevin (Eric Petersen). The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2021 Annie Murphy plays Allison McRoberts, a standard-issue sitcom wife living a multi-cam sitcom life in Worcester, Massachusetts, with her dopey slob of a husband, Kevin (Eric Petersen). The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2021 Annie Murphy plays Allison McRoberts, a standard-issue sitcom wife living a multi-cam sitcom life in Worcester, Massachusetts, with her dopey slob of a husband, Kevin (Eric Petersen). The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2021 This vainest of Falstaffs is a genuine slob whom Boritt houses in a shabby bachelor pad wallpapered in purple zebra stripes. Washington Post, 15 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of slob

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for slob

Irish slab mud, ooze, slovenly person

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“Slob.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slob. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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slob

noun
\ ˈsläb How to pronounce slob (audio) \

Kids Definition of slob

1 : a sloppy or lazy person
2 : an ordinary person The poor slob didn't deserve such bad luck.

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