[ slop-oh-ver ]
/ ˈslɒpˌoʊ vər /
an act or instance of spilling or slopping over.
an amount spilled; spillover; overflow.
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Origin of slop-over
1905–10, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase slop over
Definition for slop-over (2 of 2)
[ slop ]
/ slɒp /
verb (used with object), slopped, slop·ping.
to spill or splash (liquid).
to spill liquid upon.
to feed slop to (pigs or other livestock).
verb (used without object), slopped, slop·ping.
to spill or splash liquid (sometimes followed by about): The children happily slopped about in the puddles.
(of liquid) to spill or splash out of a container (usually followed by over): The milk slopped over the rim of the glass.
to walk or go through mud, slush, or water.
Informal. to be unduly effusive or sentimental; gush (usually followed by over).
to move in an idle, lazy, casual, or slovenly manner (usually followed by around or about): to spend the weekend slopping around the house.
a quantity of liquid carelessly spilled or splashed about.
badly cooked or unappetizing food or drink.
bran from bolted cornmeal mixed with an equal part of water and used as a feed for swine and other livestock.
any similar, watery feed; swill.
- the dirty water, liquid refuse, etc., of a household or the like.
- tasteless or unappetizing soup, stew, or drink.
kitchen refuse; swill.
slops, Distilling. the mash remaining after distilling.
Origin of slop1
Related formsun·slopped, adjective
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Examples from the Web for slop-over
To stand no sentiment or nonsense either in herself or others was the first article of faith; not to slop-over anywhere.The Patrician|John Galsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for slop-over (1 of 2)
/ (slɒp) /
verb slops, slopping or slopped
(when intr, often foll by about) to cause (liquid) to splash or spill or (of liquid) to splash or spill
(tr) to splash liquid upon
(intr; foll by along, through, etc) to tramp (through) mud or slush
(tr) to feed slop or swill toto slop the pigs
(tr) to ladle or serve, esp clumsily
(intr foll by over) informal, mainly US and Canadian to be unpleasantly effusive
a puddle of spilt liquid
(plural) wet feed, esp for pigs, made from kitchen waste, etc
(plural) waste food or liquid refuse
(plural) the beer, cider, etc, spilt from a barrel while being drawn
(often plural) the residue left after spirits have been distilled
(often plural) informal liquid or semiliquid food of low quality
soft mud, snow, etc
informal gushing speech or writing
Word Origin for slop
C14: probably from Old English -sloppe in cūsloppe cowslip; see slip ³
British Dictionary definitions for slop-over (2 of 2)
/ (slɒp) /
(plural) sailors' clothing and bedding issued from a ship's stores
any loose article of clothing, esp a smock
(plural) men's wide knee breeches worn in the 16th century
(plural) shoddy manufactured clothing
Word Origin for slop
Old English oferslop surplice; related to Old Norse slopps gown, Middle Dutch slop
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