beslobber

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English[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English besloberen, equivalent to be- +‎ slobber. Compare beslabber.

Verb[edit]

beslobber (third-person singular simple present beslobbers, present participle beslobbering, simple past and past participle beslobbered)

  1. (transitive) To wet, besmear, or befoul with spittle or anything running from the mouth; cover in slobber; bespawl.
  2. (transitive) To slobber over with effusive kisses; praise or flatter fulsomely or in a fulsome manner.
    "The salaried Viceroy of France ... beslobbering his brother and courtiers in a fit of maudlin affection." — Macaulay, 1828