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. (transitive) To eat or drink noisily.
    They sat in the kitchen slurping their spaghetti.
    • 2015, Elizabeth Royte, Vultures Are Revolting. Here’s Why We Need to Save Them., National Geographic (December 2015)[1]
      As the crowd cackles and caws, a white-backed vulture snakes its head deep into the wildebeest’s eye socket and hurriedly slurps, with grooved tongue, whatever it can before being ripped from its place at the table.
  2. (intransitive) 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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Afrikaans[edit]

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slurp (plural slurpe)

  1. trunk (extended nasal organ of an elephant)
    • 2007, Marthinus Christoffel Botha, Ons en die maan. Natuurroman, Protea Boekhuis, ISBN 1869191498, page 186:
      Hy hou hom koel deur sy ore ritmies te waai terwyl hy sy slurp spelerig heen en weer swaai.

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Etymology 1[edit]

A variant form of slurf which is instead directly derived from slurpen; slurf is derived through the variant form slurven.

Noun[edit]

slurp m, f (plural slurpen, diminutive slurpje n)

  1. a gulp that involves slurping noises
  2. a slurping noise, especially when drinking or eating
  3. (archaic, dialectal) Alternative form of slurf (trunk).
    • 1849, W. Vrolik, De vrucht van den mensch en van de zoogdieren, G. M. P. Londonck (publ.), description of plate 54.
      Aan den wortel der slurp zit een klein beenstuk, hetwelk door bandachtige zelfstandigheid met het voorhoofdsbeen vereenigd is.
    • 1871, Pieter Harting, Leerboek der vergelijkende ontleedkunde. Eerste deel. Morphologie der ongewervelde dieren, H. C. A. Campagne (publ.), page 364
      De wand van den slurp bestaat uit een binnenste laag van kring- en een buitenste van lengte-spieren, welke laatste zich in de reeds genoemde terugtrekkende spier voortzetten.
    • 1892, "De olifant", in Antonie S. Reule Nzn (ed.), Kinder-courant. Weekblad voor onze jongens en meisjes, vol. 13, K. Fuhri (publ.), page 107.
      De groote slagtanden, die soms 2 à 2½ M. lang zijn en het kostbare elpenbeen of ivoor opleveren, hebben allen gemeen, als ook de slurp.

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Verb[edit]

slurp

  1. first-person singular present indicative of slurpen
  2. imperative of slurpen