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slob

[slob] /slɒb/
noun
1.
a slovenly or boorish person.
2.
Irish English. mud or ooze, especially a stretch of mud along a shore.
3.
Chiefly Canadian. sludge (def 5).
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; < Irish slab(a) mud, mire
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British Dictionary definitions for slob

slob

/slɒb/
noun
1.
(informal) a slovenly, unattractive, and lazy person
2.
(Irish) mire
Derived Forms
slobbish, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Irish slab mud; compare slab
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Word Origin and History for slob
n.

1780, "mud, muddy land," from Irish slab "mud, mire dirt," itself probably borrowed from English slab "muddy place" (c.1600), from a Scandinavian source (cf. Icelandic slabb "sludge"). The meaning "untidy person" is first recorded 1887, from earlier expressions such as slob of a man (1861).

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Slang definitions & phrases for slob

slob

noun
  1. A pudgy, generally unattractive, and untidy person: You great, fat slob!/ a big slob with a chin that stuck out like a shelf
  2. A slovenly and disorderly person; a sloppy and disheveled person: What a slob! You'd think his room was the town dump
  3. A mediocre person, esp one who is likely to fail or be victimized: just another poor slob

[1861+; fr Anglo-Irish, used affectionately of a quiet, fat, slow child]


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