verb[with object] • informal
- Spread or smear (a substance) thickly or liberally: slather on some tanning lotion biscuits slathered with butterMore example sentences
- When finished, remove from the fire, slather on the garlic butter, and set aside for five minutes.
- After the hive adventure, I now truly appreciate the effort, from bees and dedicated bee-keepers alike, that goes into the honey I slather on to toast or drizzle over porridge.
- You can't slather on powder when every grain looks like a boulder on your client's face.
noun(often slathers) North American • informal Back to top
- A large amount of something: slathers of creamMore example sentences
- We had it for tea, toasted for breakfast, and as a foundation for fruit desserts, with fresh or poached berries, poached plums or peaches, and slathers of heavy cream poured over everything.
- We headed down to the river's edge wearing shorts, swimsuits, life jackets, tennis shoes (no flip-flops allowed), and a generous slather of suntan lotion.
- This unique stone layer runs in an ellipse across France and is also responsible for the best Champagne, Sancerre and a slather of great German wines.
early 19th century: of unknown origin.
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