slurp

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch slurpen, slorpen (to sip, slurp), from Old Dutch *slurpen, from Proto-Germanic *slarpaną (to sip, slurp), from Proto-Indo-European *srebʰ-, *srobʰ- (to sip, slurp, gulp). Cognate with West Frisian slurvje (to slurp), German schlürfen (to sip, slurp), Swedish slurpa (to slurp), Middle High German sürfeln, sürpfeln (to sip, slurp), Latin sorbeō (to suck up, imbibe, absorb).

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Verb[edit]

slurp (third-person singular simple present slurps, present participle slurping, simple past and past participle slurped)

  1. To eat or drink (something) noisily.
  2. To make a loud sucking noise.
    The mud slurped under our shoes.

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Noun[edit]

slurp (plural slurps)

  1. A loud sucking noise made in eating or drinking
  2. A mouthful of liquid

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Noun[edit]

slurp (plural slurpe, diminutive slurpje)

  1. trunk (extended nasal organ of an elephant)