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sluff

[sluhf] /slʌf/
noun, verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
slough2 .
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Examples from the web for sluff
  • Cut it vertical, knowing and planning for it to sluff.
  • With the exception of a few localized sluff s, the watershed does not have unhealthy sediment loading downstream.
  • Individual fronds of kelp live for only six-months and then sluff off.
  • Reeves went on to say that research shows when the tests are taken by students with poor attendance and who sluff off, they fail.
British Dictionary definitions for sluff

sluff

/slʌf/
noun, verb
1.
(bridge) a variant spelling of slough2
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Word Origin and History for sluff
v.

"avoid work," 1951 slang variant of slough (v.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for sluff

slot

noun

A slot machine; one-arm bandit: The slots are going day and night (1950+)


slowpoke

noun

A slow, sluggish, slothful person: an old slowpoke

[1848+; fr slow used for vowel rhyme with the early 1800s poke, ''behave dilatorily, potter, saunter,'' perhaps influenced by 16th-century slowback, ''sluggard'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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