\ 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 And slurp a few oysters to really remind yourself that this is not just another Thursday night. Sunset Staff, Sunset Magazine, "7 Ways with Oysters for New Year’s Eve," 30 Dec. 2020 Those wanting to slurp their noodles as soon as possible — as ramen is meant to be eaten — can stand at the simple bar outside or at tables situated in the courtyard of the Sylvan Thirty shopping center. Amanda Albee, Dallas News, "It’s ramen season: Warm bowls from these 7 top restaurants are now available to-go," 16 Dec. 2020 From messaging to maps, many popular apps slurp up your data to sell you ads. David Nield, Wired, "6 Privacy-Focused Alternatives to the Apps You Use Every Day," 13 Dec. 2020 Consumed moments after they’re made, the noodles are piping hot, bouncy and delightful to slurp up and chew. Soleil Ho,, "Dumpling Home’s luscious soup dumplings are worth leaving the house to eat," 5 Nov. 2020 Once the venom has liquefied the prey’s internal organs, the crustacean can slurp the slurry from their victim’s exoskeleton, like juice from a juice box. Corryn Wetzel, Smithsonian Magazine, "14 Fun Facts About Frightening Animals," 30 Oct. 2020 Like viruses, protists seethe in seawater by the billions and trillions — and some might slurp up marine viruses, said a study published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology. Katherine J. Wu New York Times, Star Tribune, "Nothing eats viruses, right? Meet some hungry protists," 24 Sep. 2020 Yoshi's oversized tongue let players slurp up enemies and transform them into projectile eggs that could be fired in any direction. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Masterpiece: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island," 6 Sep. 2020 No one can slurp up an entire bowl of pasta without the noodle whipping around as it is sucked into your mouth splattering your shirt with that red goodness. Billy Cadden, Popular Science, "Things to carry inside the perfect work bag," 2 July 2020

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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

8 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Slurp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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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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