Origin of sullage

First recorded in 1545–55; origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of sullage

  • They ask leave to bore ten feet lower, to prevent the possibility of what they call "a choking with sullage."

British Dictionary definitions for sullage


  1. filth or waste, esp sewage
  2. sediment deposited by running water

Word Origin for sullage

C16: perhaps from French souiller to sully; compare Old English sol mud
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