\ˈslərp \
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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Examples of slurp in a Sentence

He always slurps his soup. his dinner date slurped her soup directly from the bowl

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Join the regulars at communal tables, wordlessly slurping noodle soup from dawn till late morning (pho is a breakfast thing here). Peter Jon Lindberg, Condé Nast Traveler, "Hanoi, Time and Again," 20 Nov. 2018 In a bid to further cut down on waste, eco-conscious San Francisco is expected to join Seattle in outlawing plastic straws used to suck down Mai Tais and slurp up bubble tea. Janie Har, The Seattle Times, "San Francisco to consider outlawing plastic straws, stirrers," 24 July 2018 There are tapioca Boba pearls inside, a surprise slurping up my straw. Dewayne Bevil,, "Theme-park foods get a little freaky," 3 July 2018 Grab a comfy seat, queue up The Princess Bride, and slurp away. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "This Kimchi Tofu Soup Saves Me When My Sinuses Go On the Attack," 14 May 2018 Translation: Ticks are tiny creatures sans backbones that latch onto your body and slurp up your blood like gross, miniscule, multi-legged vampires. Kate Sheridan, SELF, "Here’s Exactly What to Do if a Tick Bites You," 14 July 2018 To celebrate, the town of Arcata hosts a bivalve bacchanalia each June, usually on Father’s Day, in which revelers slurp down some 100,000 oysters and spend almost $1 million. Richard Stenger,, "Everything you need to know about the oyster capital of California," 3 July 2018 Now you can get spiked slushies to slurp with the Carolina-style barbecue, in which a whole pig is smoked slowly over hardwood, before its sweet, fatty meat is chopped up and mixed together. New York Times, "Fun Things to Do This Weekend: Pride, Summer Solstice and Sensory Overload in Brighton Beach," 21 June 2018 The crew of the EV Nautilus used underwater robots equipped with a suction tube to slurp up samples of sediment. Sandi Doughton, The Seattle Times, "Meteorite search off the Washington coast recovers two small fragments," 3 July 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of slurp

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


\ˈslərp \
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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