slobber

[ 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)

noun

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

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Origin of slobber

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

SYNONYMS FOR slobber

OTHER WORDS FROM slobber

slob·ber·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for slobbering

slobber

slabber

/ (ˈslɒbə) /

verb

to dribble (saliva, food, etc) from the mouth
(intr) to speak or write mawkishly
(tr) to smear with matter dribbling from the mouth

noun

liquid or saliva spilt from the mouth
maudlin language or behaviour

Derived forms of slobber

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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