I. noun Etymology: Middle English sloppe, probably from Middle Dutch slop; akin to Old English oferslop surplice Date: 14th century 1. a loose smock or overall 2. plural short full breeches worn by men in the 16th century 3. plural articles (as clothing) sold to sailors II. noun Etymology: Middle English sloppes, probably from Old English -sloppe (in cū-sloppe cowslip, literally, cow dung); akin to Old English slypa slime — more at slip Date: 15th century 1. soft mud ; slush 2. thin tasteless drink or liquid food — usually used in plural 3. liquid spilled or splashed 4. a. food waste (as garbage) fed to animals ; swill 2a b. excreted body waste — usually used in plural c. a product of little or no value ; rubbish <
watching the usual slop on TV
5. sentimental effusiveness in speech or writing ; gush III. verb (slopped; slopping) Date: 1557 transitive verb 1. a. to spill from a container b. to splash or spill liquid on c. to cause (a liquid) to splash 2. to dish out messily 3. to eat or drink greedily or noisily 4. to feed slop to <
slop the hogs
intransitive verb 1. to tramp in mud or slush 2. to become spilled or splashed 3. to be effusive ; gush 4. to pass beyond or exceed a boundary or limit

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Slop — Slop, n. [OE. sloppe a pool; akin to As. sloppe, slyppe, the sloppy droppings of a cow; cf. AS. sl?pan to slip, and E. slip, v.i. Cf. {Cowslip}.] 1. Water or other liquid carelessly spilled or thrown aboyt, as upon a table or a floor; a puddle; a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slop — Slop, n. [AS. slop a frock or over garment, fr. sl?pan to slip, to slide; akin to Icel. sloppr a thin garment; cf. OHG. slouf a garment. Cf. {Slip}, v. i.] 1. Any kind of outer garment made of linen or cotton, as a night dress, or a smock frock.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slop —   [englisch, slɔp], Bezeichnung für billige Kleidung, getragen von den Jugendlichen der Sechzigerjahre beim gleichnamigen Modetanz, der locker und entspannt getanzt wurde. Der Slop hatte ein mittleres Tempo; der 4/4 Takt erhielt häufig… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Slop — der; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. amerik. slop zu to slop »(sich) lose, locker bewegen«> aus dem ↑Madison entwickelter Modetanz der 1960er Jahre im 2/4 Takt …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • slop — ► VERB (slopped, slopping) 1) (of a liquid) spill or flow over the edge of a container. 2) apply casually or carelessly. 3) (slop out) (especially in prison) empty the contents of a chamber pot. 4) (slop about/around) chiefly Brit. dress in an… …   English terms dictionary

  • Slop — Slop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slopped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slopping}.] 1. To cause to overflow, as a liquid, by the motion of the vessel containing it; to spill. [1913 Webster] 2. To spill liquid upon; to soil with a liquid spilled. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slop — Slop, v. i. To overflow or be spilled as a liquid, by the motion of the vessel containing it; often with over. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slop — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS chim. nella lavorazione dei derivati dal petrolio, l insieme degli scarti liquidi di una raffineria che, miscelato a petrolio grezzo, viene sottoposto a un ulteriore raffinazione {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1985.… …   Dizionario italiano

  • slop — [släp] n. [ME sloppe < OE (only in comp.) < base of slypa: see SLIP3] 1. watery snow or mud; slush 2. a splash or puddle of spilled liquid 3. any liquid or semiliquid food that is unappetizing or of poor quality 4. [often pl.] …   English World dictionary

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  • slop — c.1400, mudhole, probably from O.E. sloppe dung (in cusloppe cow dung ), related to slyppe slime (see SLIP (Cf. slip) (v.)). Meaning semiliquid food first recorded 1650s; that of refuse liquid of any kind (usually slops) is from 1815. Verb… …   Etymology dictionary

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