adjective, slop·pi·er, slop·pi·est.
- slop sink,
- slope culture,
- sloppy joe,
- sloppy joe's,
Origin of sloppy
Examples from the Web for sloppily
From the title on, Cheney the author seems hopelessly, blindly, foolishly, sloppily in love with his subject.
Many are sloppily melodramatic and the show seems thrown at you unedited.
Generally, Oswald's uniforms were clean but not neat; they were either unironed or sloppily ironed.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
In real life all might have happened just as it is set down, but real life is sloppily constructed.
Madison got a bottle and he and I got sloppily drunk, leaning on each other, singing innocently obscene songs of our youth.Measure for a Loner|James Judson Harmon
He was a tall but sloppily built fellow, and after a straight one on the point of his chin I back-twisted him over the iron bed.The Secrets of a Kuttite|Edward O. Mousley
The decks were dirty, and the sails, sloppily furled, were dirty likewise.Keziah Coffin|Joseph C. Lincoln
adjective -pier or -piest
1727, "muddy," from slop (n.1) + -y (2). Meaning "loose, ill-fitting, slovenly" is first recorded 1825, influenced by slop (n.2). Related: Sloppily; sloppiness. Sloppy Joe was originally "loose-fitting sweater worn by girls" (1942); as a name for a kind of spiced hamburger, it is attested from 1961.