sloppy

adjective slop·py \ ˈslä-pē \

Definition of sloppy

sloppier; sloppiest
1 a :wet so as to spatter easily :slushy
  • a sloppy racetrack
b :wet or smeared with or as if with something slopped over
2 :slovenly, careless
  • a sloppy dresser
  • did sloppy work
3 :disagreeably effusive
  • sloppy sentimentalism

sloppily

play \ˈslä-pə-lē\ adverb

sloppiness

noun

Examples of sloppy in a Sentence

  1. Your work has been very sloppy lately.

  2. a sloppy child who always seems to have spilled something on his clothes

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First Known Use of sloppy

1672


SLOPPY Defined for English Language Learners

sloppy

adjective

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

sloppy

adjective slop·py \ ˈslä-pē \

Definition of sloppy for Students

sloppier; sloppiest
1 :careless in work or in appearance
2 :wet enough to spatter easily :containing a lot of moisture
  • sloppy mud


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