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slather

[slath-er] Informal.
verb (used with object)
1.
to spread or apply thickly: to slather butter on toast.
2.
to spread something thickly on (usually followed by with ): to slather toast with butter.
3.
to spend or use lavishly.
noun
4.
Often, slathers. a generous amount: slathers of money.
Idioms
5.
open slather, Australian. complete freedom.

Origin:
1810–20, in sense “to slip, slide”; origin uncertain

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slather (ˈslæðə)
 
n
1.  informal (usually plural) a large quantity
2.  slang (Austral), (NZ) open slather a situation in which there are no restrictions; free-for-all
 
vb
3.  to squander or waste
4.  to spread thickly or lavishly
 
[C19: of unknown origin]

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slather
"spread liberally," 1866 (in Mark Twain), from a noun meaning "large amount" (usually as plural, slathers), first attested 1857; a dialectal word of uncertain origin, perhaps from Ir. sliotar.
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