sloven

sloven

[sluhv-uhn]
noun
1.
a person who is habitually negligent of neatness or cleanliness in dress, appearance, etc.
2.
a person who works, acts, speaks, etc., in a negligent, slipshod manner.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English sloveyn, perhaps < Middle Dutch slof careless (Dutch slof careless, sloven to toil) + -inne feminine noun suffix

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sloven (ˈslʌvən)
 
n
a person who is habitually negligent in appearance, hygiene, or work
 
[C15: probably related to Flemish sloef dirty, Dutch slof negligent]

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