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verb (used with object)
  1. to perform hastily or carelessly.
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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
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Historical Examples

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

    The Fabric of Civilization


  • 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