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slop

Definitions


[slɒp], (Verb)

Definitions:
- (of a liquid) spill or flow over the edge of a container, typically as a result of careless handling
(e.g: water slopped over the edge of the sink)

- dress in an untidy or casual manner
(e.g: at weekends he would slop about in his oldest clothes)

- (especially in prison) empty the contents of a chamber pot
(e.g: the indignity of slopping out)

- feed slops to (an animal)
(e.g: they think a farmer's wife spends all her time slopping hogs)

- speak or write in a sentimentally effusive manner; gush
(e.g: she slopped over her dog)


Phrases:
- on the slops

Origin:
mid 16th century (in the sense ‘to spill, splash’): probably related to slip. Early use of the noun denoted ‘slushy mud’, the first of the current senses (‘unappetizing food’) dating from the mid 17th century


[slɒp], (Noun)

Definitions:
- waste water from a kitchen, bathroom, or chamber pot that has to be emptied by hand
(e.g: sink slops)

- sentimental language or material
(e.g: country music is not all commercial slop)

- a choppy sea.


Phrases:
- on the slops

Origin:


[slɒp], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a workman's loose outer garment.

- wide, baggy trousers common in the 16th and early 17th centuries, especially as worn by sailors.


Phrases:

Origin:
late Middle English (in slop (sense 1)): from the second element of Old English oferslop ‘surplice’, of Germanic origin




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