slop

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Etymology 1[edit]

Middle English slop, sloppe, slope, from Old English *slop (found in oferslop (an outergarment; surplice)). Cognate with Icelandic sloppur (a long, loose gown).

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slop (plural slops)

  1. (now historical) A loose outer garment; a jacket or overall.
  2. (in the plural, obsolete) Loose trousers.

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably representing Old English *sloppe, related to slip.

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slop (plural slops)

  1. (uncountable) A liquid or semi-solid; goo, paste, mud, domestic liquid waste.
  2. Scraps used as food for pigs.
  3. (dated) Human urine or excrement.
  4. Water or other liquid carelessly spilled or thrown about, as upon a table or a floor; a puddle; a soiled spot.
  5. (chiefly plural) Inferior, weak drink or liquid food.
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slop (third-person singular simple present slops, present participle slopping, simple past and past participle slopped)

  1. (transitive) to spill or dump liquid, especially over the rim of a container when it moves.
    I slopped water all over my shirt.
  2. (transitive) To spill liquid upon; to soil with a spilled liquid.
    • 1950, Howard William Troyer, The salt and the savor (page 58)
      a little Durham bull butted the pail and slopped him with the milk
  3. (transitive) In the game of pool or snooker to pocket a ball by accident; in billiards, to make an ill-considered shot.
  4. (transitive) to feed pigs
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Etymology 3[edit]

Alteration of esclop, from back slang for police.

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slop (plural slops)

  1. (archaic, costermongers) A policeman.
    • 1866, Temple Bar: A London Magazine for Town and Country Readers:
      Harry looked rather bulky, you know, Tom, and the slop (policeman) says, 'Hallo, what you got here?' and by [blank] he took us both before the beak. After hearing the slop tell his tale, he says to me: 'What do you know of this man? []
    • 1899, Whiteing, Richard, chapter XXIV, in No. 5 John Street[1], page 240:
      Covey’s most stimulating impression on the sense of colour is in the blue of the police. He says he shouldn’t have thought that there were so many ‘slops’ in the world, and he seems to yield for a moment to the depressing conviction that we are too much governed.
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slop n (plural sloppen, diminutive slopje n)

  1. a bad situation
  2. run-down house, shanty

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  • (run-down house): krot

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slòp m inan (genitive slôpa, nominative plural slôpi)

  1. pillar

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