adjective, slop·pi·er, slop·pi·est.
Examples from the Web for sloppy
He catalogues the sloppy flow of outside money and its failures to transform the country.Confronting George Clooney’s Critics on South Sudan|John Avlon|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I mean, it shouldn't be sloppy work; it shouldn't be bad procurement process.
Some of the stuff has been so shoddy and so sloppy that our soldiers are over there dying in the shower from electrocution.
There are two separate crises that Republicans (and sloppy liberals) are conflating for political reasons.The So-Called Immigration Border Crisis Is Neither|Sally Kohn|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Chairman, the new book about disgraced former Florida Republican Party chairman Jim Greer, is a sloppy, ugly mess.The Messy, Sordid Story of Jim Greer, Charlie Crist’s Man to a Fault|Rick Wilson|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This tickled Mr. Sloppy as an extraordinarily good joke, and he threw back his head and laughed with measureless enjoyment.Ten Girls from Dickens|Kate Dickinson Sweetser
Friday, the 4th of April, was a sloppy day, and just before sundown we heard firing off towards Sherman's division."Shiloh" as Seen by a Private Soldier|Warren Olney
Sloppy's feelings obliged him to squeeze his hat, and contract one leg at the knee.Our Mutual Friend|Charles Dickens
Better one feature well explained and emphasized, than a score hurried over in a sloppy manner.The Psychology of Salesmanship|William Walker Atkinson
They all stood around on the sloppy floor of the clay room as she undid the moist wrappings of her half-finished head.Miss Pat at School|Pemberton Ginther
British Dictionary definitions for sloppy
adjective -pier or -piest
Word Origin and History for sloppy
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.