slob

[ slob ]
/ slɒb /

noun

a slovenly or boorish person.
Irish English. mud or ooze, especially a stretch of mud along a shore.
Chiefly Canadian. sludge(def 5).

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Origin of slob

1770–80; < Irish slab(a) mud, mire
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British Dictionary definitions for slob

slob
/ (slɒb) /

noun

informal a slovenly, unattractive, and lazy person
Irish mire

Derived forms of slob

slobbish, adjective

Word Origin for slob

C19: from Irish slab mud; compare slab
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