[ slurp ]
/ slɜrp /

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.

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

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British Dictionary definitions for slurp

/ (slɜːp) informal /


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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