slop pier

sloppy

[slop-ee]
adjective, sloppier, sloppiest.
1.
muddy, slushy, or very wet: The field was a sloppy mess after the rain.
2.
splashed or soiled with liquid.
3.
careless; loose: sloppy writing.
4.
untidy; slovenly: sloppy clothes; a sloppy eater.
5.
overly emotional; gushy: sloppy sentimentality.
6.
(of food or drink) prepared or served in an unappetizing way.
7.
(of clothes) loose-fitting; baggy: a big, sloppy sweater.
8.
(of the surface of a racetrack) wet from a recent or continuing heavy rain and containing puddles and mud still too thin and watery to be sticky.

Origin:
1700–10; slop1 + -y1

sloppily, adverb
sloppiness, noun


2, 4. messy. 3. slipshod. 4. slatternly.
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sloppy (ˈslɒpɪ)
 
adj , -pier, -piest
1.  (esp of ground conditions, etc) wet; slushy
2.  informal careless; untidy
3.  informal mawkishly sentimental
4.  (of food or drink) watery and unappetizing
5.  splashed with slops
6.  (of clothes) loose; baggy
 
'sloppily
 
adv
 
'sloppiness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

sloppy
1727, "muddy," from slop (q.v.). Meaning "loose, ill-fitting" is first recorded 1825, influenced by slop "loose outer garment" (1376), which is probably from M.Du. slop. Hence, also, slop-shop (1723). Sloppy Joe was originally "loose-fitting sweater worn by girls" (1942); as
a name for a kind of spiced hamburger, it is attested from 1961.
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