verb (used with object)
- slate-colored junco,
- slated for, be,
- slater, samuel,
Origin of slather
Examples from the Web for slathering
It does push him toward drawing a caricature of his own, one of slathering, bloodsucking right-wingers.
Beads, too, are his naïf equivalent to Old Masters slathering on their layers of expensive oils.
They made a loud, slathering noise, gulping and bolting their food.Tramping on Life|Harry Kemp
Look at him putting out his tongue, and slathering his lips.The Boy Scouts of the Naval Reserve|Robert Shaler
verb (tr) US and Canadian slang
Word Origin for slather
"spread liberally," 1847, of uncertain origin. Early 19c. local glossaries from western England have the word with a sense "to slip or slide."
Slather on the manure on all the hoed crops, if you have it; if not buy of your improvident neighbor. ["Genesee Farmer," June 1847]
Sometimes said to be from a dialectal noun meaning "large amount" (usually as plural, slathers), but this is first attested 1855. Related: Slathered; slathering.