slobber

[slob-er]
verb (used without object)
1.
to let saliva or liquid run from the mouth; slaver; drivel.
2.
to indulge in mawkish sentimentality: My family slobbered all over me when I finally got home.
verb (used with object)
3.
to wet or make foul by slobbering: The baby has slobbered his bib.
4.
to let (saliva or liquid) run from the mouth: The baby slobbered milk on his bib.
5.
to utter with slobbering: He sobbed and slobbered the bad news.
noun
6.
saliva or liquid dribbling from the mouth; slaver.
7.
mawkishly sentimental speech or actions.
Also, slabber.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English (noun and v.), variant of slabber. See slab2, -er6

slobberer, noun


1. drool, dribble, slop.
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slobber or slabber (ˈslɒbə)
 
vb
1.  to dribble (saliva, food, etc) from the mouth
2.  (intr) to speak or write mawkishly
3.  (tr) to smear with matter dribbling from the mouth
 
n
4.  liquid or saliva spilt from the mouth
5.  maudlin language or behaviour
 
[C15: from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch slubberen; see slaver²]
 
slabber or slabber
 
vb
 
n
 
[C15: from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch slubberen; see slaver²]
 
'slobberer or slabber
 
n
 
'slabberer or slabber
 
n
 
'slobbery or slabber
 
adj
 
'slabbery or slabber
 
adj

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slobber
c.1400, probably related to Frisian slobberje "to slurp," M.L.G. slubberen "slurp," M.Du. overslubberen "wade through a ditch," etc., all of imitative origin.
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Example sentences
Livestock sometimes slobber excessively when feeding on second cutting red clover hay.
They have in mind individuals who stagger, slobber, or put lamp shades on their heads.
In the process it left mud footprints and slobber all over the refrigerator.
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