- to let saliva or liquid run from the mouth; slaver; drivel.
- to indulge in mawkish sentimentality: My family slobbered all over me when I finally got home.
- to wet or make foul by slobbering: The baby has slobbered his bib.
- to let (saliva or liquid) run from the mouth: The baby slobbered milk on his bib.
- to utter with slobbering: He sobbed and slobbered the bad news.
- saliva or liquid dribbling from the mouth; slaver.
- mawkishly sentimental speech or actions.
Origin of slobber
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Examples from the Web for slobber
If we go in all I ask is for God's sake let's keep our eyes open and not slobber around.Erik Dorn
Merely to "slobber" over a book or a person is not one of my characteristics.Why we should read
S. P. B. Mais
When she's in love, can she do anything but snivel and slobber?Plays by Chekhov, Second Series
But there was plenty of incentive to hurry and scamp and slobber and botch.The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Why, education would teach a German not to slobber at his meals.Villa Elsa
- to dribble (saliva, food, etc) from the mouth
- (intr) to speak or write mawkishly
- (tr) to smear with matter dribbling from the mouth
- liquid or saliva spilt from the mouth
- maudlin language or behaviour
Word Origin and History for slobber
c.1400, probably of imitative origin; cf. Frisian slobberje "to slurp," Middle Low German slubberen "slurp," Middle Dutch overslubberen "wade through a ditch." Related: Slobbered; slobbering. As noun from c.1400 as "mud, slime," 1755 as "saliva." Congreve has slabber (v.), from Middle Dutch slabberen.