- to let saliva or liquid run from the mouth; slaver; drivel.
- to indulge in mawkish sentimentality: My family slobbered all over me when I finally got home.
- to wet or make foul by slobbering: The baby has slobbered his bib.
- to let (saliva or liquid) run from the mouth: The baby slobbered milk on his bib.
- to utter with slobbering: He sobbed and slobbered the bad news.
- saliva or liquid dribbling from the mouth; slaver.
- mawkishly sentimental speech or actions.
Origin of slobber
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Examples from the Web for slobbering
We see her as a slobbering drunk and later hunched over a toilet with her finger down her throat.Kim Cattrall Strips Down
April 7, 2011
You were like a baby, slobbering and whimpering in your sleep.Second Sight
Basil Eugene Wells
So quit goggling and slobbering at me, you wall-eyed, slimy, fat toad.The Galaxy Primes
Edward Elmer Smith
After finding that slobbering and wringing your hands did no good.The Rover of the Andes
After slobbering over it awhile, he compelled the white women to eat it.Mary and I
Stephen Return Riggs
The rest of his time he chiefly passed in hugging and slobbering his favourites.A Child's History of England
- to dribble (saliva, food, etc) from the mouth
- (intr) to speak or write mawkishly
- (tr) to smear with matter dribbling from the mouth
- liquid or saliva spilt from the mouth
- maudlin language or behaviour
Word Origin and History for slobbering
c.1400, probably of imitative origin; cf. Frisian slobberje "to slurp," Middle Low German slubberen "slurp," Middle Dutch overslubberen "wade through a ditch." Related: Slobbered; slobbering. As noun from c.1400 as "mud, slime," 1755 as "saliva." Congreve has slabber (v.), from Middle Dutch slabberen.