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slop

noun \ ˈsläp \

Definition of slop

1 :a loose smock or overall
2 slops plural :short full breeches worn by men in the 16th century
3 slops plural :articles (such as clothing) sold to sailors

Origin and Etymology of slop

Middle English sloppe, probably from Middle Dutch slop; akin to Old English oferslop surplice


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slop

noun

Definition of slop

1 :soft mud :slush
2 :thin tasteless drink or liquid food usually used in plural
3 :liquid spilled or splashed
4 a :food waste (such as garbage) fed to animals :swill 2a
b :excreted body waste usually used in plural
c :a product of little or no value :rubbish
  • watching the usual slop on TV
5 :sentimental effusiveness in speech or writing :gush

Origin and Etymology of slop

Middle English sloppes, probably from Old English -sloppe (in cū-sloppe cowslip, literally, cow dung); akin to Old English slypa slime — more at slip


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slop

verb

Definition of slop

slopped; slopping
transitive verb
1 a :to spill from a container
b :to splash or spill liquid on
c :to cause (a liquid) to splash
2 :to dish out messily
3 :to eat or drink greedily or noisily
4 :to feed slop to
  • slop the hogs
intransitive verb
1 :to tramp in mud or slush
2 :to become spilled or splashed
3 :to be effusive :gush
4 :to pass beyond or exceed a boundary or limit

Examples of slop in a Sentence

  1. She slopped coffee on her sweater.

  2. Huge waves slopped water into the boat.

First Known Use of slop

1557

slop Synonyms

Synonyms
dash, splash, slosh, spatter, swash
Related Words
dabble, lap, plash, wash; spray, sprinkle, spritz; squirt
Near Antonyms
nibble, peck, pick


SLOP Defined for English Language Learners

slop

verb

Definition of slop for English Language Learners

  • : to spill from a container

  • : to splash or spill (a liquid)

  • : to feed slop to (an animal)


SLOP Defined for Kids

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slop

noun \ ˈsläp \

Definition of slop for Students

1 :thin tasteless drink or liquid food
2 :food waste or gruel fed to animals
3 :body waste
4 :soft mud

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slop

verb

Definition of slop for Students

slopped; slopping
1 :to spill or spill something on or over
  • The toddler slopped gravy on the table.
2 :to feed slop to
  • The farmer slopped the pigs.


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