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[drool] /drul/
verb (used without object)
to water at the mouth, as in anticipation of food; salivate; drivel.
to show excessive pleasure or anticipation of pleasure.
to talk foolishly.
saliva running down from one's mouth; drivel.
Origin of drool
1795-1805; variant of driule, itself variant of drivel Unabridged
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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


(intransitive) often foll by over. to show excessive enthusiasm (for) or pleasure (in); gloat (over)
verb, noun
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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for drool


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

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

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
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