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[ slop ]
/ slɒp /
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verb (used with object), slopped, slop·ping.
verb (used without object), slopped, slop·ping.
noun
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Origin of slop

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First recorded in 1400–50; Middle English noun sloppe “mud hole,” Old English -sloppe (in cūsloppe cowslip, literally, “cow slime”); akin to slip3; the verb is derivative of the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM slop

un·slopped, adjective

Other definitions for slop (2 of 2)

slop2
[ slop ]
/ slɒp /

noun
slops,
  1. clothing, bedding, etc., supplied to sailors from the ship's stores.
  2. cheap, ready-made clothing in general.
  3. short, baggy trousers, worn by men, especially sailors, in the 16th and 17th centuries.
a loose-fitting overgarment, as a tunic or smock.

Origin of slop

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First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English slop(pe), slope “loose outer garment,” Old English -slop (in oferslop “overgarment, surplice”); compare Middle Dutch overslop, Old Norse yfirsloppr
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British Dictionary definitions for slop (1 of 2)

slop1
/ (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 (2 of 2)

slop2
/ (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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