Back in the 18th century, overalls were known as “slops,” and carried a semi-criminal stigma.
I couldn't—it was dreadful to see them emptying my slops; but I pretended I could, to oblige them, for about a week.
With a seething souse the slops went abroad, all over the floor.
slops should never be thrown out of doors without the warning, "Take care of water!"
He even drank the tea, though he made up a face and called it "slops."
"Always keep the cig in front of the ventilator," said slops, applying his lips to Dink's ear.
It is mixed with slops from the houses and straw from the stables.
The streets were ordered to be kept clean, and slops taken to the sea, not thrown out of the window!
"It's awful the way I inhale," said slops with a melancholy sigh.
Drank the "slops" that were served him without demur—went for drives when the weather permitted.
c.1400, "mudhole," probably from Old English -sloppe "dung" (in plant name cusloppe, literally "cow dung"), related to slyppe "slime" (see slip (v.)). Meaning "semiliquid food" first recorded 1650s; that of "refuse liquid of any kind, household liquid waste" (usually slops) is from 1815. Meaning "affected or sentimental material" is from 1866.
late 14c., "loose outer garment," probably from Middle Dutch slop, of uncertain origin, corresponding to words in Old Norse and perhaps in Old English. Sense extended generally to "clothing, ready-made clothing" (1660s), usually in plural slops. Hence, also, slop-shop "shop where ready-made clothes are sold" (1723).
"to spill carelessly" (transitive), 1550s, from slop (n.1). Intransitive sense from 1746. Related: Slopped; slopping.
A cheap restaurant or lunch counter; greasy spoon (1940s+)