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Friday, November 14, 2014

Definitions for slubber

  1. to perform hastily or carelessly.

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Citations for slubber
Even-tempered as he was, he soon began to give evidences of the strain of being pent in with a mechanical monster that toiled, and sobbed, and slubbered in the shouting dark. Jack London, "The Pearls of Parlay," A Son of the Sun, 1912
…Nature showed she doth not like men, who slubber up matters of mean account. Philip Sidney (1554–1586), "The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia," Sir Philip Sidney: Selected Prose and Poetry, edited by Robert Kimbrough, 1983
Origin of slubber
Slubber may descend from the Low German term slubbern meaning "to do work carelessly." When slubber entered English in the early to mid-1500s, it meant "to stain or smear."
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