slops

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

slops pl (plural only)

  1. (obsolete) Loose trousers.
  2. (nautical, historical) Sailors’ breeches ending just below the knees or above the ankles, worn mainly in XVIII century.
    Synonym: open-kneed breeches
    • 2012, Nelson's navy, by Philip Haythornthwaite, page 26:
      The original "slops" were voluminous breeches of about knee length, reminiscent of 17th century "petticoat breeches", worn with stockings; these continue to be depicted as late as 1790s, but trousers, first introduced as slop-clothing in 1720s, were more functional and more popular.
  3. (nautical, dated) Clothing and bedding issued to sailors.
  4. (South Africa) plural of slop (rubber thong sandals)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

slops

  1. plural of slop (scraps fed to animals; household wastewater)
    I don't mind slopping the hogs, but I don't like the stench of the slops.

Verb[edit]

slops

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of slop