Origin of slubber

First recorded in 1520–30, slubber is from the Low German word slubbern to do work carelessly
Related formsslub·ber·ing·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for slubber

Historical Examples of slubber

  • There are more spindles upon this frame than upon the slubber.

  • I should have slubber'd thee, and stain'd thy beauty; Your hand, your hand Sir!King.

    The Mad Lover

    Francis Beaumont

  • There is nothing to help out, or slubber over, the defects of the voice in the one case, nor of the style in the other.

  • In being applied to the slubber a breakage either at the front or back can be arranged for.

  • As in the slubber, intermediate, and roving frames, the rove is taken from two bobbins for one spindle.


    William H. Dooley