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1 [slop]
verb (used with object), slopped, slopping.
to spill or splash (liquid).
to spill liquid upon.
to feed slop to (pigs or other livestock).
verb (used without object), slopped, slopping.
to spill or splash liquid (sometimes followed by about ): The children happily slopped about in the puddles.
(of liquid) to spill or splash out of a container (usually followed by over ): The milk slopped over the rim of the glass.
to walk or go through mud, slush, or water.
Informal. to be unduly effusive or sentimental; gush (usually followed by over ).
to move in an idle, lazy, casual, or slovenly manner (usually followed by around or about ): to spend the weekend slopping around the house.
a quantity of liquid carelessly spilled or splashed about.
badly cooked or unappetizing food or drink.
bran from bolted cornmeal mixed with an equal part of water and used as a feed for swine and other livestock.
any similar, watery feed; swill.
Often, slops.
the dirty water, liquid refuse, etc., of a household or the like.
tasteless or unappetizing soup, stew, or drink.
kitchen refuse; swill.
liquid mud.
slops, Distilling. the mash remaining after distilling.

1350–1400; Middle English sloppe (noun), Old English -sloppe (in cūsloppe cowslip, literally, cow slime); akin to slip3

unslopped, adjective

2. splash, slosh, spatter. Unabridged
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slop1 (slɒp)
vb (when intr, often foll by about) (foll by over) , slops, slopping, slopped
1.  to cause (liquid) to splash or spill or (of liquid) to splash or spill
2.  (tr) to splash liquid upon
3.  (intr; foll by along, through, etc) to tramp (through) mud or slush
4.  (tr) to feed slop or swill to: to slop the pigs
5.  (tr) to ladle or serve, esp clumsily
6.  informal chiefly (US), (Canadian) to be unpleasantly effusive
7.  a puddle of spilt liquid
8.  (plural) wet feed, esp for pigs, made from kitchen waste, etc
9.  (plural) waste food or liquid refuse
10.  (plural) the beer, cider, etc, spilt from a barrel while being drawn
11.  (often plural) the residue left after spirits have been distilled
12.  informal (often plural) liquid or semiliquid food of low quality
13.  soft mud, snow, etc
14.  informal gushing speech or writing
[C14: probably from Old English -sloppe in cūsloppecowslip; see slip³]

slop2 (slɒp)
1.  (plural) sailors' clothing and bedding issued from a ship's stores
2.  any loose article of clothing, esp a smock
3.  (plural) men's wide knee breeches worn in the 16th century
4.  (plural) shoddy manufactured clothing
[Old English oferslop surplice; related to Old Norse slopps gown, Middle Dutch slop]

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Word Origin & History

c.1400, "mudhole," probably from O.E. -sloppe "dung" (in cusloppe "cow dung"), related to slyppe "slime" (see slip (v.)). Meaning "semiliquid food" first recorded 1657; that of "refuse liquid of any kind" (usually slops) is from 1815. Verb meaning "to spill carelessly" is from 1557.
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Slang Dictionary

slop(s) definition

  1. n.
    bad beer; inferior liquor. : Why do we have to drink slops like this? Can't Tom afford to give his guests something decent?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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