verb (used with object), slopped, slop·ping.
verb (used without object), slopped, slop·ping.
- the dirty water, liquid refuse, etc., of a household or the like.
- tasteless or unappetizing soup, stew, or drink.
Origin of slop1
Synonyms for slop
- clothing, bedding, etc., supplied to sailors from the ship's stores.
- cheap, ready-made clothing in general.
- short, baggy trousers, worn by men, especially sailors, in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Origin of slop2
Related Words for slopslosh, wallow, spill, splatter, drip, smudge, dash, flounder, spray, spatter, smear, overflow
Examples from the Web for slop
Contemporary Examples of slop
But draft one can be a bit “less hard” because you just slop it down.Thriller Author Steve Berry: How I Write
July 11, 2012
Historical Examples of slop
And now, if you don't want me to bleed to death get me out of this slop, and--yes,--easy!The Cavalier
George Washington Cable
It'll be bung full of women but it won't have a word of slop from beginning to end!
Do you remember how we swore that we would never have anything to do with Slop?
"I expect I ought to go back and start in on that slop diet again," says he.Shorty McCabe
In each of these cells was a narrow bedstead and a stone jug and slop bucket.Dulcibel
verb slops, slopping or slopped
Word Origin for slop
Word Origin for slop
c.1400, "mudhole," probably from Old English -sloppe "dung" (in plant name cusloppe, literally "cow dung"), related to slyppe "slime" (see slip (v.)). Meaning "semiliquid food" first recorded 1650s; that of "refuse liquid of any kind, household liquid waste" (usually slops) is from 1815. Meaning "affected or sentimental material" is from 1866.
"to spill carelessly" (transitive), 1550s, from slop (n.1). Intransitive sense from 1746. Related: Slopped; slopping.
late 14c., "loose outer garment," probably from Middle Dutch slop, of uncertain origin, corresponding to words in Old Norse and perhaps in Old English. Sense extended generally to "clothing, ready-made clothing" (1660s), usually in plural slops. Hence, also, slop-shop "shop where ready-made clothes are sold" (1723).