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
Loco moco and huli-huli chicken channel tradition, while a baby octopus terrine with foie gras and the sloppy kimchi burger take delicious liberties.
The foreign players dominated a sloppy game, with Hulk at one point berating Lin Chuangyi for a misplaced pass, causing his teammate’s shoulders to slump.
Boise tied the game with two runs in the sixth but got sloppy in the 10th as Vancouver scored four runs and beat the Hawks 7-3 on Friday in Northwest League action at Memorial Stadium.
Teddy’s cadence seems a bit too modern, which gives his story a sloppy, out-of-time quality.
Even worse is a sloppy decision by the postdoc who designed the experiments for that student, wasting months of effort.
The bullpen allowed two sloppy runs in the seventh, and those loomed large as the Rangers scored twice in the ninth, one on an Elvis Andrus homer, and brought the potential tying run to the plate.
WannaCry has been declawed, thanks to the creators’ sloppy coding and a timely move by a British security researcher who goes by the pseudonym MalwareTech.
In recent years, the comedian and actor became known for scolding fellow African-Americans for poor grammar, sloppy dress and not valuing education, critiques that drew fire from some as elitist.
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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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