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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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  • It will simply pack up and move wholesale to areas not being run by drooling mouth breathers.
  • Do the world a favor and get yourself drooling on some synthetic compounds permanently.
  • We received this book as a gift last weekend and have been drooling over the pages ever since.
  • Then, she enjoys standing at the end of the leash staring at me, alternating between drooling and panting.
  • Suddenly something gripped her leg, jolting her out of her blissful, drooling state.
  • Immediately she becomes car sick: panting, drooling a ton, and sometimes even getting sick.
  • The drooling wolves of the press lope through the murk and every so often, as a pack, raise their muzzles to the moon and howl.
  • It disgusts me that there are so many opportunistic ideologues drooling at the chance to discredit and blame one another.
  • The main stream media who were so foolish and feckless in drooling over him should all be put out of business.
  • They may not be celebrities or people over whom the public is drooling, but they have discovered something that works.
British Dictionary definitions for drooling


(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 drooling



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 drooling


  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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