verb (used with object)

to ingest (food or drink) with loud sucking noises: He slurped his coffee.

verb (used without object)

to make loud sucking noises while eating or drinking: to slurp when eating soup.


an intake of food or drink with a noisy sucking sound: He finished his milk in about three slurps.
any lapping or splashing sound: the slurp of the waves against the hull.

Nearby words

  1. slung,
  2. slung shot,
  3. slunk,
  4. slur,
  5. slurb,
  6. slurry,
  7. slurve,
  8. slush,
  9. slush fund,
  10. slush pile

Origin of slurp

First recorded in 1640–50, slurp is from the Dutch word slurpen (v.) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for slurp

British Dictionary definitions for slurp



to eat or drink (something) noisily


a sound produced in this way

Word Origin for slurp

C17: from Middle Dutch slorpen to sip; related to German schlürfen

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Word Origin and History for slurp



1640s, from Dutch slurpen, perhaps of imitative origin (cf. German schlurfen). Related: Slurped; slurping. The noun is first recorded 1949, from the verb.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper