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verb (used without object)
  1. to let saliva or liquid run from the mouth; slaver; drivel.

  2. to indulge in mawkish sentimentality: My family slobbered all over me when I finally got home.

verb (used with object)
  1. to wet or make foul by slobbering: The baby has slobbered his bib.

  2. to let (saliva or liquid) run from the mouth: The baby slobbered milk on his bib.

  1. to utter with slobbering: He sobbed and slobbered the bad news.

  1. saliva or liquid dribbling from the mouth; slaver.

  2. mawkishly sentimental speech or actions.

Origin of slobber

1350–1400; Middle English (noun and v.), variant of slabber.See slab2, -er6

Other words for slobber

Other words from slobber

  • slob·ber·er, noun

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How to use slobber in a sentence

  • I’ve been testing pants from Glow on my partner’s greens and veggie farm in northern New Mexico, and after nearly a month of wear, they’ve held up to kneeling in the fields, shoveling muck, and plenty of dog slobber without a single snag or stain.

  • And more recently Waugh has lifted up his senile slobber against Mr. Eliot.

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  • One turned a lazy head, a lustrous eye; Jolyon could see the slobber on its grey lower lip.

  • Bertha had acted awful good all day and not let the baby cry nor slobber on Aunt Laura for the sake of the will.

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  • We extirpated the salivary glands of dogs in order to find out if they would slobber without them.

British Dictionary definitions for slobber



/ (ˈslɒbə) /

  1. to dribble (saliva, food, etc) from the mouth

  2. (intr) to speak or write mawkishly

  1. (tr) to smear with matter dribbling from the mouth

  1. liquid or saliva spilt from the mouth

  2. maudlin language or behaviour

Origin of slobber

C15: from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch slubberen; see slaver ²

Derived forms of slobber

  • slobberer or slabberer, noun
  • slobbery or slabbery, adjective

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