[ slob-er ]
/ ˈslɒb ər /

verb (used without object)

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.

verb (used with object)


saliva or liquid dribbling from the mouth; slaver.
mawkishly sentimental speech or actions.
Also slabber.

Origin of slobber

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

Related forms

slob·ber·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for slobber



/ (ˈslɒbə) /


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

Derived Forms

slobberer or slabberer, nounslobbery or slabbery, adjective

Word Origin for slobber

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