slops

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slops

  1. (South Africa) plural of slop (rubber thong sandals)
    Synonyms: flip-flops, thongs
  2. plural of slop (scraps that will be fed to animals, particularly to hogs)
    Synonyms: slop, hogwash, swill
    I don't mind slopping the hogs, I just mind the stench of the slops.
  3. (nautical, dated) Clothing and bedding issued to sailors.
  4. (nautical, historical) Sailors’ breeches ending just below the knees or above the ankles, worn mainly in XVIII century.
    Synonyms: 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.
  5. (dated) The dirty wastewater of a house.