slop-over

[ slop-oh-ver ]
/ ˈslɒpˌoʊ vər /
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noun

an act or instance of spilling or slopping over.
an amount spilled; spillover; overflow.

Origin of slop-over

1905–10, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase slop over

Definition for slop-over (2 of 2)

slop

1
[ slop ]
/ slɒp /

verb (used with object), slopped, slop·ping.

verb (used without object), slopped, slop·ping.

noun

Origin of slop

1
1350–1400; Middle English sloppe (noun), Old English -sloppe (in cūsloppe cowslip, literally, cow slime); akin to slip3
SYNONYMS FOR slop
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)

slop

1
/ (slɒp) /

verb slops, slopping or slopped

noun

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)

slop

2
/ (slɒp) /

noun

(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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