Sloven
Sloven Slov"en, n. [D. slaf careless, negligent, a sloven; akin to LG. sluf slovenly.] A man or boy habitually negligent of neathess and order; -- the correlative term to slattern, or slut. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

He became a confirmed sloven. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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  • sloven — SLOVÉN, Ă, sloveni, e s.m. şi f., adj. 1. s.m. şi f. Persoană care face parte din populaţia de bază a Sloveniei sau este originară de acolo. 2. adj. Care aparţine Sloveniei sau populaţiei ei, privitor la Slovenia sau la populaţia ei. ♦… …   Dicționar Român

  • sloven — mid 15c., immoral woman, later also rascal, knave (regardless of gender); probably from M.Flem. sloovin a scold, related to sloef untidy, shabby, from P.Gmc. *slup (Cf. Du. slof “careless, negligent”) + O.Fr. suffix ain, from L. anus …   Etymology dictionary

  • sloven — [sluv′ən] n. [ME slovein, prob. < MDu slof, lax, limp (< IE base * (s)leubh , to hang loosely > SLOBBER, Lith slùbnas, limp) + Anglo Fr ain, ein, AN] a person who is careless in appearance, habits, work, etc.; dirty or untidy person …   English World dictionary

  • sloven — /sluv euhn/, n. 1. a person who is habitually negligent of neatness or cleanliness in dress, appearance, etc. 2. a person who works, acts, speaks, etc., in a negligent, slipshod manner. [1400 50; late ME sloveyn, perh. < MD slof careless (D slof… …   Universalium

  • sloven — I. noun Etymology: Middle English sloveyn slut, rascal, perhaps from Middle Dutch slof negligent Date: 15th century one habitually negligent of neatness or cleanliness especially in personal appearance II. adjective Date: 1815 slovenly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sloven — noun a) A man or boy habitually negligent of neatness and order; the male equivalent of slattern, or slut; untidy, dirty. b) low, base, lewd …   Wiktionary

  • Sloven — is., öz. Slavların güney kolundan bir ulus veya bu ulustan olan kimse, İsloven …   Çağatay Osmanlı Sözlük

  • sloven — slov·en || slÊŒvn n. careless and negligent person; untidy or unclean person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sloven — novels …   Anagrams dictionary

  • sloven — [ slʌv(ə)n] noun dated a person who is habitually untidy or careless. Origin C15: perh. from Flemish sloef dirty or Du. slof careless, negligent …   English new terms dictionary

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