sloppy

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adjective slop·py \ˈslä-pē\

Definition of sloppy

sloppier

sloppiest

  1. 1a :  wet so as to spatter easily :  slushy <a sloppy racetrack>b :  wet or smeared with or as if with something slopped over

  2. 2 :  slovenly, careless <a sloppy dresser> <did sloppy work>

  3. 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>

1672

First Known Use of sloppy

1672


SLOPPY Defined for English Language Learners

sloppy

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adjective slop·py \ˈslä-pē\

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

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adjective slop·py \ˈslä-pē\

Definition of sloppy for Students

sloppier

sloppiest

  1. 1 :  careless in work or in appearance

  2. 2 :  wet enough to spatter easily :  containing a lot of moisture <sloppy mud>



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