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slabber

[slab-er] /ˈslæb ər/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), noun
1.
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British Dictionary definitions for slabber

slabber

/ˈslæbə/
verb, noun
1.
a dialect word for slobber
Word Origin
C16: variant of slobber

slobber

/ˈslɒbə/
verb
1.
to dribble (saliva, food, etc) from the mouth
2.
(intransitive) to speak or write mawkishly
3.
(transitive) to smear with matter dribbling from the mouth
noun
4.
liquid or saliva spilt from the mouth
5.
maudlin language or behaviour
Derived Forms
slobberer, slabberer, noun
slobbery, slabbery, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch slubberen; see slaver²
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