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slop1

[slop] /slɒp/
verb (used with object), slopped, slopping.
1.
to spill or splash (liquid).
2.
to spill liquid upon.
3.
to feed slop to (pigs or other livestock).
verb (used without object), slopped, slopping.
4.
to spill or splash liquid (sometimes followed by about):
The children happily slopped about in the puddles.
5.
(of liquid) to spill or splash out of a container (usually followed by over):
The milk slopped over the rim of the glass.
6.
to walk or go through mud, slush, or water.
7.
Informal. to be unduly effusive or sentimental; gush (usually followed by over).
8.
to move in an idle, lazy, casual, or slovenly manner (usually followed by around or about):
to spend the weekend slopping around the house.
noun
9.
a quantity of liquid carelessly spilled or splashed about.
10.
badly cooked or unappetizing food or drink.
11.
bran from bolted cornmeal mixed with an equal part of water and used as a feed for swine and other livestock.
12.
any similar, watery feed; swill.
13.
Often, slops.
  1. the dirty water, liquid refuse, etc., of a household or the like.
  2. tasteless or unappetizing soup, stew, or drink.
14.
kitchen refuse; swill.
15.
liquid mud.
16.
slops, Distilling. the mash remaining after distilling.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English sloppe (noun), Old English -sloppe (in cūsloppe cowslip, literally, cow slime); akin to slip3
Related forms
unslopped, adjective
Synonyms
2. splash, slosh, spatter.

slop2

[slop] /slɒp/
noun
1.
slops.
  1. clothing, bedding, etc., supplied to sailors from the ship's stores.
  2. cheap, ready-made clothing in general.
  3. short, baggy trousers, worn by men, especially sailors, in the 16th and 17th centuries.
2.
a loose-fitting overgarment, as a tunic or smock.
Origin
before 1000; Middle English slop, Old English -slop (in oferslop overgarment); compare Middle Dutch overslop, Old Norse yfirsloppr
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Examples from the web for slop
  • So infinite expansion as a theory is a remarkably elegant pile of slop is what we're saying.
  • The bullies orchestrating a witch hunt might applaud this fetid slop, but no one else.
  • However that is a slippery slop argument and the extreme of stiffing innovation will probably not happen.
  • Its aggressive, widely spaced lugs are perfect for shedding the slop of spring.
  • Instead of removing dirt, water tends to slop it around.
  • It is a performance without an ounce of emotional slop.
  • He could slop around, gossip with the locals, enjoy the waterfront-and observe.
  • The fourth winter of rain and slop and mud for the naturalist-ranger.
  • The park features a number of diversified ecosystems including flood plane forests, swamps and slop forests.
  • So, again, don't get high and mighty when you walk in the slop.
British Dictionary definitions for slop

slop1

/slɒp/
verb slops, slopping, slopped
1.
when intr, often foll by about. to cause (liquid) to splash or spill or (of liquid) to splash or spill
2.
(transitive) to splash liquid upon
3.
(intransitive; foll by along, through, etc) to tramp (through) mud or slush
4.
(transitive) to feed slop or swill to: to slop the pigs
5.
(transitive) to ladle or serve, esp clumsily
6.
(informal, mainly US & Canadian) (intransitive) foll by over. to be unpleasantly effusive
noun
7.
a puddle of spilt liquid
8.
(pl) wet feed, esp for pigs, made from kitchen waste, etc
9.
(pl) waste food or liquid refuse
10.
(pl) the beer, cider, etc, spilt from a barrel while being drawn
11.
(often pl) the residue left after spirits have been distilled
12.
(often pl) (informal) liquid or semiliquid food of low quality
13.
soft mud, snow, etc
14.
(informal) gushing speech or writing
Word Origin
C14: probably from Old English -sloppe in cūsloppecowslip; see slip³

slop2

/slɒp/
noun
1.
(pl) sailors' clothing and bedding issued from a ship's stores
2.
any loose article of clothing, esp a smock
3.
(pl) men's wide knee breeches worn in the 16th century
4.
(pl) shoddy manufactured clothing
Word Origin
Old English oferslop surplice; related to Old Norse slopps gown, Middle Dutch slop
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Word Origin and History for slop
n.

c.1400, "mudhole," probably from Old English -sloppe "dung" (in plant name cusloppe, literally "cow dung"), related to slyppe "slime" (see slip (v.)). Meaning "semiliquid food" first recorded 1650s; that of "refuse liquid of any kind, household liquid waste" (usually slops) is from 1815. Meaning "affected or sentimental material" is from 1866.

late 14c., "loose outer garment," probably from Middle Dutch slop, of uncertain origin, corresponding to words in Old Norse and perhaps in Old English. Sense extended generally to "clothing, ready-made clothing" (1660s), usually in plural slops. Hence, also, slop-shop "shop where ready-made clothes are sold" (1723).

v.

"to spill carelessly" (transitive), 1550s, from slop (n.1). Intransitive sense from 1746. Related: Slopped; slopping.

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slop in Technology

jargon
1. A one-sided fudge factor, that is, an allowance for error but in only one of two directions. For example, if you need a piece of wire 10 feet long and have to guess when you cut it, you make very sure to cut it too long, by a large amount if necessary, rather than too short by even a little bit, because you can always cut off the slop but you can't paste it back on again. When discrete quantities are involved, slop is often introduced to avoid the possibility of being on the losing side of a fencepost error.
2. The percentage of "extra" code generated by a compiler over the size of equivalent assembly code produced by hand-hacking; i.e. the space (or maybe time) you lose because you didn't do it yourself. This number is often used as a measure of the quality of a compiler; slop below 5% is very good, and 10% is usually acceptable. Modern compilers, especially on RISCs, may actually have *negative* slop; that is, they may generate better code than humans. This is one of the reasons assembler programming is becoming less common.
[Jargon File]
(1995-05-28)

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