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slobber

[slob-er] /ˈslɒb ər/
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
1350-1400; Middle English (noun and v.), variant of slabber. See slab2, -er6
Related forms
slobberer, noun
Synonyms
1. drool, dribble, slop.
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Examples from the web for slobber
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for 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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Word Origin and History for slobber
v.

c.1400, probably of imitative origin; cf. Frisian slobberje "to slurp," Middle Low German slubberen "slurp," Middle Dutch overslubberen "wade through a ditch." Related: Slobbered; slobbering. As noun from c.1400 as "mud, slime," 1755 as "saliva." Congreve has slabber (v.), from Middle Dutch slabberen.

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