slubber

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Danish slubbre (to swallow, to sup up), and English slabber.

Verb[edit]

slubber (third-person singular simple present slubbers, present participle slubbering, simple past and past participle slubbered)

  1. To do hastily, imperfectly, or sloppily.
    • 1597, William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, act 2, sc. 8,
      Slubber not business for my sake, Bassanio,
      But stay the very riping of the time.
  2. To daub; to stain; to cover carelessly.
    • Milton
      There is no art that hath more [] slubbered with aphorisming pedantry than the art of policy.
  3. To slobber.
    • 1914, Jack London, Mutiny of the Elsinore, ch. 33,
      It grows colder, and grayer, and penguins cry in the night, and huge amphibians moan and slubber.

Noun[edit]

slubber (plural slubbers)

  1. A person who, or a machine which slubs.

References[edit]

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.

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