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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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  • 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.
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British Dictionary definitions for drooling

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 drooling

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 drooling

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.
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