slurped; slurping; slurps

intransitive verb

: to make a sucking noise while eating or drinking

transitive verb

: to eat or drink noisily or with a sucking sound
slurp noun

Examples of slurp in a Sentence

He always slurps his soup. the child slurped the milk from his bowl when he had eaten all the cereal
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Word History


Dutch slurpen; akin to Middle Low German slorpen to slurp

First Known Use

1648, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of slurp was in 1648

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Cite this Entry

“Slurp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition


: to eat or drink noisily or with a sucking sound
slurp noun

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