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[sluhb-er] /ˈslʌb ər/
verb (used with object)
to perform hastily or carelessly.
Origin of slubber
First recorded in 1520-30, slubber is from the Low German word slubbern to do work carelessly
Related forms
slubberingly, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • There are more spindles upon this frame than upon the slubber.

  • I should have slubber'd thee, and stain'd thy beauty; Your hand, your hand Sir!King.

    The Mad Lover Francis Beaumont
  • There is nothing to help out, or slubber over, the defects of the voice in the one case, nor of the style in the other.

  • In being applied to the slubber a breakage either at the front or back can be arranged for.

  • As in the slubber, intermediate, and roving frames, the rove is taken from two bobbins for one spindle.


    William H. Dooley
  • The slubber never spoke, but glanced at his wife, who stood glaring at him.

    The Bishop of Cottontown John Trotwood Moore
  • While the rescued Kwaque continued to moan and slubber thankfulness at his feet, he proceeded to strip them that were naked.

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