\ ˈslərp How to pronounce slurp (audio) \
slurped; slurping; slurps

Definition of slurp

intransitive verb

: to make a sucking noise while eating or drinking

transitive verb

: to eat or drink noisily or with a sucking sound

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Other Words from slurp

slurp noun

Examples of slurp in a Sentence

He always slurps his soup. his dinner date slurped her soup directly from the bowl
Recent Examples on the Web There’s much more to Disney+ than Baby Yoda, but who can resist that 50-year-old frog-slurping toddler on The Mandalorian? Valerie Marino, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Gifts for the Friend Who Travels to Disney at Least Once a Year," 17 Dec. 2019 There was Rihanna boarding a private jet; Rihanna kissing an elephant’s trunk; Rihanna, in close-up, slurping up a cup of noodles; Rihanna playing dress-up with her friends, striking a playful pose. Raisa Bruner, Time, "People Wore White Gloves to Look Through Rihanna's New 15-Pound Book at Her Party and Other Things We Saw Inside the Event," 14 Oct. 2019 Eat the molluscs steamed or slurp them down raw for just a dollar a piece. Trevor Fraser,, "Get $1 oysters at Outpost Neighborhood Kitchen," 29 Oct. 2019 There was a giant anteater slurping up pink yogurt off the deck. National Geographic, "Episode 3: The Hidden Cost of the Perfect Selfie," 29 Oct. 2019 Even small amounts can slurp up a lot of gas: a single gram can have a gas-grabbing surface area nearly the size of two football fields. Sid Perkins, Scientific American, "Molecular Trap Locks Away CO2," 21 Oct. 2019 Many in the news industry have long blamed Facebook and Google for using their content for free while the social network slurped up the majority of digital ad dollars, imperiling the news industry. Washington Post, "Report: Facebook offering ‘millions’ to publishers for news," 8 Aug. 2019 Same, in a way, as slurping bowl after bowl of a soup that had become a culinary touchstone decades before I was even born. Katherine Lagrave, Bon Appétit, "An Okinawa Childhood Spent With a Snorkel and Bowls of Soba," 6 Nov. 2019 Let a little steam escape and then slurp out the soup. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: Essential California Week in Review: End-of-session rush in Sacramento," 14 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of slurp

1648, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for slurp

Dutch slurpen; akin to Middle Low German slorpen to slurp

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The first known use of slurp was in 1648

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Last Updated

20 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Slurp.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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How to pronounce slurp (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of slurp

informal : to eat or drink (something) noisily or with a sucking sound


\ ˈslərp How to pronounce slurp (audio) \
slurped; slurping

Kids Definition of slurp

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to eat or drink noisily or with a sucking sound



Kids Definition of slurp (Entry 2 of 2)

: a sucking sound made while eating and drinking

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