to spread or apply thickly: to slather butter on toast.
to spread something thickly on (usually followed by with): to slather toast with butter.
to spend or use lavishly.
Often slathers. a generous amount: slathers of money.
Idioms about slather
open slather, Australian. complete freedom.
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How to use slather in a sentence
I slather my body in Swedish Beauty Black Diamond cream with “Tingle Tanning Power.”
Your young fellers can do nothing except slather a hose round the decks and ask for higher wages.Command | William McFee
No, sir, there aint sech a slather of folks up here to mix in with, by any count.The Corner House Girls Snowbound | Grace Brooks Hill
British Dictionary definitions for slather
(usually plural) informal a large quantity
open slather Australian and NZ slang a situation in which there are no restrictions; free-for-all
to squander or waste
to spread thickly or lavishly
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