slock·​en | \ ˈsläkən \

Definition of slocken

chiefly Scottish

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History and Etymology for slocken

Middle English slockenen, slokenen, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse slokna to extinguish, exhaust, loka to let hang loosely; akin to Low German slokeren to hang loosely, Middle Low German slūren to drag, trail

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“Slocken.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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