slobber

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From Middle English; ultimately a variant of slabber. Compare slob, which derives from Irish.

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slobber (countable and uncountable, plural slobbers)

  1. Liquid material, generally saliva, that dribbles or drools outward and downward from the mouth.
    There was dried slobber on his coat lapel.
  2. (dated) A jellyfish.

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slobber (third-person singular simple present slobbers, present participle slobbering, simple past and past participle slobbered)

  1. To allow saliva or liquid to run from one's mouth; to drool.
    All babies slobber.

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