- a slovenly or boorish person.
- Irish English. mud or ooze, especially a stretch of mud along a shore.
- Chiefly Canadian. sludge(def 5).
Origin of slob
Examples from the Web for slob
Contemporary Examples of slob
I think you could make a case that Chuck Hagel is not an anti-Semite, but he has been—and may still be—a slob.Hagel: Not An Anti-Semite, Just A Slob
December 19, 2012
Historical Examples of slob
He's a big man and I'm a slob; but all of that doesn't seem to count with him.Mixed Faces
Now it is "slob" mixed with snow born on the Newfoundland coast.A Labrador Doctor
Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
You were the one who thought this particular average man was a slob.The Common Man
Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
"You're a bossy sort of slob, Heslet Quillan," she said equably.Legacy
James H Schmitz
Pal Arthur is all very well, but at bossing a bit of a slob.
- informal a slovenly, unattractive, and lazy person
- Irish mire
Word Origin for slob
1780, "mud, muddy land," from Irish slab "mud, mire dirt," itself probably borrowed from English slab "muddy place" (c.1600), from a Scandinavian source (cf. Icelandic slabb "sludge"). The meaning "untidy person" is first recorded 1887, from earlier expressions such as slob of a man (1861).