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slop1

[slop] /slɒp/
verb (used with object), slopped, slopping.
1.
to spill or splash (liquid).
2.
to spill liquid upon.
3.
to feed slop to (pigs or other livestock).
verb (used without object), slopped, slopping.
4.
to spill or splash liquid (sometimes followed by about):
The children happily slopped about in the puddles.
5.
(of liquid) to spill or splash out of a container (usually followed by over):
The milk slopped over the rim of the glass.
6.
to walk or go through mud, slush, or water.
7.
Informal. to be unduly effusive or sentimental; gush (usually followed by over).
8.
to move in an idle, lazy, casual, or slovenly manner (usually followed by around or about):
to spend the weekend slopping around the house.
noun
9.
a quantity of liquid carelessly spilled or splashed about.
10.
badly cooked or unappetizing food or drink.
11.
bran from bolted cornmeal mixed with an equal part of water and used as a feed for swine and other livestock.
12.
any similar, watery feed; swill.
13.
Often, slops.
  1. the dirty water, liquid refuse, etc., of a household or the like.
  2. tasteless or unappetizing soup, stew, or drink.
14.
kitchen refuse; swill.
15.
liquid mud.
16.
slops, Distilling. the mash remaining after distilling.
Origin of slop1
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English sloppe (noun), Old English -sloppe (in cūsloppe cowslip, literally, cow slime); akin to slip3
Related forms
unslopped, adjective
Synonyms
2. splash, slosh, spatter.

slop2

[slop] /slɒp/
noun
1.
slops.
  1. clothing, bedding, etc., supplied to sailors from the ship's stores.
  2. cheap, ready-made clothing in general.
  3. short, baggy trousers, worn by men, especially sailors, in the 16th and 17th centuries.
2.
a loose-fitting overgarment, as a tunic or smock.
Origin
before 1000; Middle English slop, Old English -slop (in oferslop overgarment); compare Middle Dutch overslop, Old Norse yfirsloppr
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  • And now, if you don't want me to bleed to death get me out of this slop, and--yes,--easy!

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
  • It'll be bung full of women but it won't have a word of slop from beginning to end!

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • Do you remember how we swore that we would never have anything to do with slop?

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • "I expect I ought to go back and start in on that slop diet again," says he.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • In each of these cells was a narrow bedstead and a stone jug and slop bucket.

    Dulcibel Henry Peterson
  • It was on the slop he had worn in the fight at the "Good Woman," and came only from the nose.

    The Toilers of the Field Richard Jefferies
  • A cook in a white cap came to one port and threw some slop into the sea.

    Swept Out to Sea

    W. Bertram Foster
  • Fill carefully so as not to slop the sides, and serve at once.

    Dishes & Beverages of the Old South

    Martha McCulloch Williams
  • slop sinks have practically the same connections as the closets.

    Elements of Plumbing Samuel Dibble
British Dictionary definitions for slop

slop1

/slɒp/
verb slops, slopping, slopped
1.
when intr, often foll by about. to cause (liquid) to splash or spill or (of liquid) to splash or spill
2.
(transitive) to splash liquid upon
3.
(intransitive; foll by along, through, etc) to tramp (through) mud or slush
4.
(transitive) to feed slop or swill to: to slop the pigs
5.
(transitive) to ladle or serve, esp clumsily
6.
(informal, mainly US & Canadian) (intransitive) foll by over. to be unpleasantly effusive
noun
7.
a puddle of spilt liquid
8.
(pl) wet feed, esp for pigs, made from kitchen waste, etc
9.
(pl) waste food or liquid refuse
10.
(pl) the beer, cider, etc, spilt from a barrel while being drawn
11.
(often pl) the residue left after spirits have been distilled
12.
(often pl) (informal) liquid or semiliquid food of low quality
13.
soft mud, snow, etc
14.
(informal) gushing speech or writing
Word Origin
C14: probably from Old English -sloppe in cūsloppecowslip; see slip³

slop2

/slɒp/
noun
1.
(pl) sailors' clothing and bedding issued from a ship's stores
2.
any loose article of clothing, esp a smock
3.
(pl) men's wide knee breeches worn in the 16th century
4.
(pl) shoddy manufactured clothing
Word Origin
Old English oferslop surplice; related to Old Norse slopps gown, Middle Dutch slop
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Word Origin and History for slop
n.

c.1400, "mudhole," probably from Old English -sloppe "dung" (in plant name cusloppe, literally "cow dung"), related to slyppe "slime" (see slip (v.)). Meaning "semiliquid food" first recorded 1650s; that of "refuse liquid of any kind, household liquid waste" (usually slops) is from 1815. Meaning "affected or sentimental material" is from 1866.

v.

"to spill carelessly" (transitive), 1550s, from slop (n.1). Intransitive sense from 1746. Related: Slopped; slopping.

n.2

late 14c., "loose outer garment," probably from Middle Dutch slop, of uncertain origin, corresponding to words in Old Norse and perhaps in Old English. Sense extended generally to "clothing, ready-made clothing" (1660s), usually in plural slops. Hence, also, slop-shop "shop where ready-made clothes are sold" (1723).

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