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slobbery

[slob-uh-ree] /ˈslɒb ə ri/
adjective
1.
characterized by slobbering.
2.
disagreeably wet; sloppy.
Also, slabbery.
Origin of slobbery
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at slobber, -y1
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  • His cheekbones were high, his nose flat, his lips thick and slobbery.

    The Blazed Trail Stewart Edward White
  • Go near that horrid old man who fastens one rheumy eye on you while his slobbery chin shakes like a huge jelly?

    Robert Annys: Poor Priest Annie Nathan Meyer
  • It was greedy and slobbery, but all three girls seemed unable to keep their eyes and hands off it.

    The Wouldbegoods E. Nesbit
  • He strove to speak words, but from his throat issued only clicking, slobbery grunts and gasps.

    Those Times And These Irvin S. Cobb
  • Our weather is very bad and slobbery, and I shall spoil my new hat (I have bought a new hat), or empty my pockets.

    The Journal to Stella Jonathan Swift
  • He never spoke on this subject with the slobbery grin of the voluptuary, or the leer of prurience.

    Flowers of Freethought George W. Foote
Word Origin and History for slobbery
adj.

late 14c., "muddy," from slobber + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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