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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Noun[edit]

slurp ‎(plural slurpe, diminutive slurpje)

  1. trunk (extended nasal organ of an elephant)