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slubberdegullion

/ˌslʌbədɪˈɡʌlɪən/
noun
1.
(archaic) a slovenly or worthless person
Word Origin
C17: from slubber (chiefly dialect variant of slobber) + invented ending
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Word Origin and History for slubberdegullion
n.

"a slobbering or dirty fellow, a worthless sloven," 1610s, from slubber "to daub, smear; behave carelessly or negligently" (1520s), probably from Dutch or Low German (cf. slobber (v.)). Second element appears to be an attempt to imitate French; or perhaps it is French, related to Old French goalon "a sloven." Century Dictionary speculates the -de- means "insignificant" or else is from hobbledehoy.

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