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slosh

[slosh] /slɒʃ/
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
1805-1815
1805-15; perhaps blend of slop1 and slush
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British Dictionary definitions for sloshes

slosh

/slɒʃ/
noun
1.
watery mud, snow, etc
2.
(Brit, slang) 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
verb
5.
(transitive; foll by around, on, in, etc) (informal) to throw or pour (liquid)
6.
(informal) when intr, often foll by about or around
  1. to shake or stir (something) in a liquid
  2. (of a person) to splash (around) in water, etc
7.
(transitive) (Brit, slang) to deal a heavy blow to
8.
(informal) usually foll by about or around. to shake (a container of liquid) or (of liquid within a container) to be shaken
Derived Forms
sloshy, adjective
Word Origin
C19: variant of slush, influenced by slop1
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Word Origin and History for sloshes

slosh

n.

1814, "slush, sludge, a watery mess," probably a blend of slush and slop (n.1) in its Middle English sense of "muddy place."

v.

"to splash about in mud or wet," 1844, from slosh (n.). Meaning "to pour carelessly" is recorded from 1875. Related: Sloshed; sloshing.

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