slop

noun (1)
\ ˈsläp \

Definition of slop 

(Entry 1 of 3)

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

slop

noun (2)

Definition of slop (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : soft mud : slush

2 : thin tasteless drink or liquid food usually used in plural

3 : liquid spilled or splashed

4a : food waste (such as garbage) fed to animals : swill sense 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

slop

verb
slopped; slopping

Definition of slop (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

1a : 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

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Synonyms for slop

Synonyms: Verb

dash, slosh, spatter, splash, swash

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Examples of slop in a Sentence

Verb

She slopped coffee on her sweater. Huge waves slopped water into the boat.

First Known Use of slop

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1557, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

History and Etymology for slop

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

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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Phrases Related to slop

slop around/about

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The first known use of slop was in the 14th century

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More Definitions for slop

slop

verb

English Language Learners Definition of slop

: to spill from a container

: to splash or spill (a liquid)

: to feed slop to (an animal)

slop

noun
\ ˈsläp \

Kids Definition of slop

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : thin tasteless drink or liquid food

2 : food waste or gruel fed to animals

3 : body waste

4 : soft mud

slop

verb
slopped; slopping

Kids Definition of slop (Entry 2 of 2)

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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