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slop

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noun \ˈsläp\

Definition of slop

  1. 1 :  a loose smock or overall

  2. 2 slops plural :  short full breeches worn by men in the 16th century

  3. 3 slops plural :  articles (such as clothing) sold to sailors

Origin and Etymology of slop

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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slop

noun

Definition of slop

  1. 1 :  soft mud :  slush

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

  3. 3 :  liquid spilled or splashed

  4. 4a :  food waste (such as garbage) fed to animals :  swill 2ab :  excreted body waste —usually used in pluralc :  a product of little or no value :  rubbish watching the usual slop on TV

  5. 5 :  sentimental effusiveness in speech or writing :  gush

Origin and Etymology of slop

Middle English sloppes, probably from Old English -sloppe (in cū-sloppe cowslip, literally, cow dung); akin to Old English slypa slime — more at slip


First Known Use: 15th century


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slop

verb

Definition of slop

slopped

;

slopping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to spill from a containerb :  to splash or spill liquid onc :  to cause (a liquid) to splash

  3. 2 :  to dish out messily

  4. 3 :  to eat or drink greedily or noisily

  5. 4 :  to feed slop to slop the hogs

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 :  to tramp in mud or slush

  8. 2 :  to become spilled or splashed

  9. 3 :  to be effusive :  gush

  10. 4 :  to pass beyond or exceed a boundary or limit

Examples of slop in a Sentence

  1. She slopped coffee on her sweater.

  2. Huge waves slopped water into the boat.

1557

First Known Use of slop

1557



SLOP Defined for English Language Learners

slop

verb

Definition of slop for English Language Learners

  • : to spill from a container

  • : to splash or spill (a liquid)

  • : to feed slop to (an animal)


SLOP Defined for Kids

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slop

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noun \ˈsläp\

Definition of slop for Students

  1. 1 :  thin tasteless drink or liquid food

  2. 2 :  food waste or gruel fed to animals

  3. 3 :  body waste

  4. 4 :  soft mud


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slop

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verb

Definition of slop for Students

slopped

;

slopping

  1. 1 :  to spill or spill something on or over The toddler slopped gravy on the table.

  2. 2 :  to feed slop to The farmer slopped the pigs.



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