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drool

[drool] /drul/
verb (used without object)
1.
to water at the mouth, as in anticipation of food; salivate; drivel.
2.
to show excessive pleasure or anticipation of pleasure.
3.
to talk foolishly.
noun
4.
saliva running down from one's mouth; drivel.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; variant of driule, itself variant of drivel
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Examples from the web for drool
  • Most of it comes from people whose shirt fronts are practically drenched in drool.
  • Universities all over the country would fight and drool over him.
  • These shifting ideas have in turn influenced policy, and to a degree that would make other social scientists drool.
  • Waves were so large they would have made any surfing champion drool.
  • If you can withstand yacht envy, stroll the docks afterward and drool over the costly boats.
  • Our personal decision to drool warps our sensory experience of the steak.
  • He is terrified of the car and will drool the entire time he's in there.
  • The list of winning tipples should make any wine connoisseur drool.
  • They look cute, except for the part where they maul me and put big slobbery pools of drool all over me.
  • Another snoring bed buddy a few years back tried the mouth guard and it helped the snoring but made her drool all over the bed.
British Dictionary definitions for drool

drool

/druːl/
verb
1.
(intransitive) often foll by over. to show excessive enthusiasm (for) or pleasure (in); gloat (over)
verb, noun
2.
another word for drivel (sense 1), drivel (sense 2), drivel (sense 4)
Word Origin
C19: probably alteration of drivel
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Word Origin and History for drool
v.

1802, apparently a dialectal variant or contraction of drivel. Related: Drooled; drooling. The noun is from 1860s.

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Slang definitions & phrases for drool

drool

noun
  1. : It gives me sharp and shooting pains, to listen to such drool
  2. drip (1930s+)
verb

To talk foolishly or stupidly; utter inanities (1900s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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drool in Technology

games
Dave's Recycled Object-Oriented Language. Language for writing adventure games. An updated implementation of AdvSys. multiple inheritance, garbage collection.
["Dave's Recycled OO Language", David Betz, Dr. Dobbs J, Oct 1993, pp.74-78].

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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