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  1. characterized by slobbering.
  2. disagreeably wet; sloppy.
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Also slabbery.

Origin of slobbery

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at slobber, -y1
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Examples from the Web for slobbery

Historical Examples

  • His cheekbones were high, his nose flat, his lips thick and slobbery.

    The Blazed Trail

    Stewart Edward White

  • Go near that horrid old man who fastens one rheumy eye on you while his slobbery chin shakes like a huge jelly?

    Robert Annys: Poor Priest

    Annie Nathan Meyer

  • It was greedy and slobbery, but all three girls seemed unable to keep their eyes and hands off it.

  • He strove to speak words, but from his throat issued only clicking, slobbery grunts and gasps.

  • Our weather is very bad and slobbery, and I shall spoil my new hat (I have bought a new hat), or empty my pockets.

    The Journal to Stella

    Jonathan Swift

Word Origin and History for slobbery


late 14c., "muddy," from slobber + -y (2).

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