slop basin

noun British.

a basin or bowl into which the dregs, leaves, and grounds of teacups and coffee cups are emptied at the table.

Origin of slop basin

First recorded in 1725–35
Also called slop bowl. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for slop basin

slop basin


a bowl or basin into which the dregs from teacups are emptied at the table
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