- to splash or move through water, mud, or slush.
- (of a liquid) to move about actively within a container.
- to stir or splash (something) around in a fluid: to slosh the mop in the pail.
- to splash (liquid) clumsily or haphazardly: She sloshed tea all over her new suit. They sloshed the paint over the wall.
- watery mire or partly melted snow; slush.
- the lap or splash of liquid: the slosh of waves against the shore.
- a small quantity of liquid: a slosh of milk in the pail.
- a watery or weak drink.
Origin of slosh
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Examples from the Web for slosh
Shake the pan occasionally to distribute the sauce and slosh it over the fish.Salt Cod, Scampi, Filet of Grouper
The Daily Beast
December 23, 2008
I hold on to it with both hands, so my beer will not slosh over the side.The Flying Cuspidors
V. R. Francis
So slosh, slosh, into the biggest brown puddle he could find he went.Seven O'Clock Stories
Robert Gordon Anderson
Just where is Schloss (she pronounced it 'Slosh') what-you-may-call-it?My Friend the Chauffeur
C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
They were to be married as soon as Kerner could slosh paint profitably.The Voice of the City
Turkey and Italy hardly done when all these Balkan chaps set to and slosh Turkey.If Winter Comes
- watery mud, snow, etc
- British slang a heavy blow
- the sound of splashing liquid
- a popular dance with a traditional routine of steps, kicks, and turns performed in lines
- (tr; foll by around, on, in, etc) informal to throw or pour (liquid)
- (when intr, often foll by about or around) informal
- to shake or stir (something) in a liquid
- (of a person) to splash (around) in water, etc
- (tr) British slang to deal a heavy blow to
- (usually foll by about or around) informal to shake (a container of liquid) or (of liquid within a container) to be shaken
C19: variant of slush, influenced by slop 1
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Word Origin and History for slosh
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