slop

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

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

noun


Nearby words

  1. sloop,
  2. sloop of war,
  3. sloop rig,
  4. sloop-rigged,
  5. sloot,
  6. slop around,
  7. slop basin,
  8. slop bucket,
  9. slop chest,
  10. slop jar

Origin of slop

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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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British Dictionary definitions for slopping

slop

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/ (slɒp) /

verb slops, slopping or slopped

noun

Word Origin for slop

C14: probably from Old English -sloppe in cūsloppe cowslip; see slip ³

slop

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/ (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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