\ 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 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 Those upstream in Wyoming attempt to pull out as much water as possible before the hungry downstream cities slurp up their share. Max Holleran, The New Republic, "The Water Wars Are Here," 13 Sep. 2019 And there’s an international food court and an oyster-slurping contest. Cindy S. Kuse,, "Best bets: 7 things to do this weekend," 1 Sep. 2019 Let a little steam escape and then slurp out the soup. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Cheesy khachapuri and Georgian soup dumplings await at Glendale’s Havlabar," 5 Sep. 2019 Let a little steam escape and then slurp out the soup. Glendale News-Press, "Review: Glendale’s Havlabar serves up cheesy khachapuri and Georgian soup dumplings," 5 Sep. 2019 Professional eaters will try to slurp it up in front of a live audience in Foodbeast’s Challenger League Noodle Invitational. Priscella Vega, Daily Pilot, "It’s all about the noodles — and Snoop Dogg — at Nood Beach festival in Huntington Beach," 29 Aug. 2019 My pro tip for the khinkali: Stab the nipple with your fork and slurp the soup inside of the dumpling upside-down. Soleil Ho,, "The Bay Area’s first Georgian restaurant shines with cheese pulls and chokhas," 15 Aug. 2019 Start perfecting your spaghetti slurp because Disney’s live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp is on its way! Georgia Slater,, "Disney Gives Sneak Peek of Live-Action Lady and the Tramp with New Adorable Photo," 14 Aug. 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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29 Sep 2019

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The first known use of slurp was in 1648

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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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