Origin and Etymology of slosh
probably blend of slop and slush
First Known Use: 1814
Definition of slosh
1 : to flounder or splash through water, mud, or slush
2 : to move with a splashing motion <the water sloshed around him — Bill Alcine>
1 : to splash about in liquid
2 : to splash (a liquid) about or on something
3 : to splash with liquid
Examples of slosh in a sentence
The children sloshed through the big puddle.
Water sloshed in the bottom of the boat as it rocked.
Juice sloshed over the rim of her glass.
The child sloshed the water in the tub.
First Known Use of slosh
SLOSH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of slosh for English Language Learners
: to walk through water, mud, etc., in a forceful and noisy way
of a liquid : to move in a noisy or messy way
: to cause (a liquid) to move in a noisy or messy way
SLOSH Defined for Kids
Definition of slosh for Students
1 : to walk with trouble through water, mud, or slush <Deeper and deeper … they sloshed through the cavernous sewer. — Sid Fleischman, The Whipping Boy>
2 : to move with a splashing motion
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