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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