Definition of sloppy
sloppilyplay \ˈslä-pə-lē\ adverb
Examples of sloppy in a Sentence
Your work has been very sloppy lately.
a sloppy child who always seems to have spilled something on his clothes
Recent Examples of sloppy from the Web
For that, Mainieri tried to shoulder blame for his team's sloppy play.
The sloppy, lazy defense that too often was on display during the regular season appeared in this game -- and was exploited by the Warriors.
What kind of sloppy parent puts a nest on the ground where it could get stomped on?
In a surprisingly sloppy piece of work for a court that sometimes debates the placement of a comma, the court clerk’s office determined that the New York notice was talking about the same Sullivan who belongs to the high court bar.
Although NASA never wanted lunar rocks or the moon’s powdery surface traded on the open market, sloppy space souvenir record-keeping a generation ago somehow let a prize slip through.
Judge hits first slam to help Yankees beat sloppy Oakland Aaron Judge hits his first career grand slam and the New York Yankees take advantage of Oakland’s shoddy defense in a 9-5 victory over the A’s on Sunday in New York.
The experts were now sure, because of the sloppy workmanship, the bomb was probably not the work of a mob hit man.
That’s why the industry loses up to $270 billion a year loss in sloppy information administration, according to investment bank Volpe Brown Whelan.
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First Known Use of sloppy
SLOPPY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sloppy for English Language Learners
: not careful or neat : showing a lack of care, attention, or effort
: romantic in a foolish or exaggerated way
: containing or involving a lot of liquid or too much liquid
SLOPPY Defined for Kids
Definition of sloppy for Students
1 : careless in work or in appearance
2 : wet enough to spatter easily : containing a lot of moisture sloppy mud
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