slosh

[slosh]
verb (used without object)
1.
to splash or move through water, mud, or slush.
2.
(of a liquid) to move about actively within a container.
verb (used with object)
3.
to stir or splash (something) around in a fluid: to slosh the mop in the pail.
4.
to splash (liquid) clumsily or haphazardly: She sloshed tea all over her new suit. They sloshed the paint over the wall.
noun
5.
watery mire or partly melted snow; slush.
6.
the lap or splash of liquid: the slosh of waves against the shore.
7.
a small quantity of liquid: a slosh of milk in the pail.
8.
a watery or weak drink.

Origin:
1805–15; perhaps blend of slop1 and slush

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slosh (slɒʃ)
 
n
1.  watery mud, snow, etc
2.  slang (Brit) a heavy blow
3.  the sound of splashing liquid
4.  a popular dance with a traditional routine of steps, kicks, and turns performed in lines
 
vb (when intr, often foll by about or around) (usually foll by about or around)
5.  informal (tr; foll by around, on, in, etc) to throw or pour (liquid)
6.  informal
 a.  to shake or stir (something) in a liquid
 b.  (of a person) to splash (around) in water, etc
7.  slang (Brit) (tr) to deal a heavy blow to
8.  informal to shake (a container of liquid) or (of liquid within a container) to be shaken
 
[C19: variant of slush, influenced by slop1]
 
'sloshy
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

slosh
1814, "slush, sludge," probably a blend of slush and slop in its M.E. sense of "muddy place." The verb meaning "to splash about in mud or wet" is from 1844. Meaning "to pour carelessly" is recorded from 1875. Sloshed "drunk" is recorded from c.1900.
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Slang Dictionary

slosh definition


  1. n.
    beer; liquor. : How about a glass of slosh?
  2. tv. & in.
    to drink liquor, including beer; to drink to excess. : Are you going to slosh gin all night?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
They slosh out into a bog, and with inexplicable simultaneity, begin applauding
  wildly.
Explain that the rocking should cause the water to slosh but should be gentle
  enough to leave the sediment in place.
If you think of an ocean basin as a bowl, tides are waves that slosh from one
  side of the bowl to the other at regular intervals.
The surge would slosh over the levees around the lake into the city.
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