verb (used with object), slopped, slop·ping.
verb (used without object), slopped, slop·ping.
- the dirty water, liquid refuse, etc., of a household or the like.
- tasteless or unappetizing soup, stew, or drink.
Origin of slop1
Synonyms for slop
- clothing, bedding, etc., supplied to sailors from the ship's stores.
- cheap, ready-made clothing in general.
- short, baggy trousers, worn by men, especially sailors, in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Origin of slop2
Related Words for slopsslosh, wallow, spill, splatter, drip, smudge, dash, flounder, spray, spatter, smear, overflow
Examples from the Web for slops
Contemporary Examples of slops
Back in the 18th century, overalls were known as “slops,” and carried a semi-criminal stigma.Enough with the Overalls!
April 7, 2010
Historical Examples of slops
He dumped another bucket of slops into the home-made trough.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
With a seething souse the slops went abroad, all over the floor.The House in the Water
Charles G. D. Roberts
The two children rushed with eagerness and vigor down the slops.A Young Mutineer
Mrs. L. T. Meade
He even drank the tea, though he made up a face and called it "slops."Chester Rand
Horatio Alger, Jr
All right, I was only going to throw the slops out of window.The Master of Mrs. Chilvers
Jerome K. Jerome
verb slops, slopping or slopped
Word Origin for slop
Word Origin for slop
c.1400, "mudhole," probably from Old English -sloppe "dung" (in plant name cusloppe, literally "cow dung"), related to slyppe "slime" (see slip (v.)). Meaning "semiliquid food" first recorded 1650s; that of "refuse liquid of any kind, household liquid waste" (usually slops) is from 1815. Meaning "affected or sentimental material" is from 1866.
"to spill carelessly" (transitive), 1550s, from slop (n.1). Intransitive sense from 1746. Related: Slopped; slopping.
late 14c., "loose outer garment," probably from Middle Dutch slop, of uncertain origin, corresponding to words in Old Norse and perhaps in Old English. Sense extended generally to "clothing, ready-made clothing" (1660s), usually in plural slops. Hence, also, slop-shop "shop where ready-made clothes are sold" (1723).