sloven

noun
slov·​en | \ ˈslə-vən How to pronounce sloven (audio) \

Definition of sloven

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one habitually negligent of neatness or cleanliness especially in personal appearance

sloven

adjective

Definition of sloven (Entry 2 of 2)

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Examples of sloven in a Sentence

Noun she's a sloven and he's a neat freak—it's a wonder they are able to live together Adjective the lawyer's sloven appearance led me to question his professionalism

First Known Use of sloven

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1815, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sloven

Noun

Middle English sloveyn slut, rascal, perhaps from Middle Dutch slof negligent

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The first known use of sloven was in the 15th century

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“Sloven.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sloven. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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