[ sluhv-uh n ]
/ ˈslʌv ən /
a person who is habitually negligent of neatness or cleanliness in dress, appearance, etc.
a person who works, acts, speaks, etc., in a negligent, slipshod manner.
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Origin of sloven
1400–50; late Middle English sloveyn, perhaps < Middle Dutch slof careless (Dutch slof careless, sloven to toil) + -inne feminine noun suffix
Words nearby sloven
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British Dictionary definitions for sloven's
/ (ˈslʌvən) /
a person who is habitually negligent in appearance, hygiene, or work
Word Origin for sloven
C15: probably related to Flemish sloef dirty, Dutch slof negligent
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