Definition of slobber in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈslɒbə/


[no object]
1Have saliva dripping copiously from the mouth: Fido tended to slobber (as adjective slobbering) big slobbering kisses
More example sentences
  • She tried not to be overcome by fear, but it was really hard due to the fact that his mouth was slobbering all over her neck.
  • He was dressed poorly, with wild looking eyes and was slobbering at the mouth.
  • Thus, drooling and slobbering, we earned our cooking proficiency badges with flying custard and went of to the jamboree to entertain our parents.
drool, slaver, dribble, salivate, water at the mouth;
Scottish & Irish  slabber
archaic drivel
1.1 (slobber over) Show excessive enthusiasm for: news executives slobbered over him for autographs
More example sentences
  • They can just about cope with us fully-clothed, going about our domestic activities; slurping and slobbering over each other is a step too far.
  • I could deal with Channel 7 publicity slobbering over your every move.
  • First, we had Uncle Val slobbering over your ‘special years’, twixt pinafore and pinny.


[mass noun]
Saliva dripping copiously from the mouth: slobber swung in white strings from her jaw
More example sentences
  • The slobber turned to spit and his gaze went to fuzzy.
  • Knowing who it was, I sat up, wiping slobber from my mouth.
  • Shawn stirred a little, then lifted his head from the table; a long stream of slobber trailing from his mouth.



Pronunciation: /ˈslɒbəri/
Example sentences
  • My dog wouldn't be some little barking lapdog, it would be a full-size, slobbery, jumps up on you and gets you muddy dog.
  • How is it that no matter how hard you stub your toe or smash your finger, that little kiss - all slobbery and wet and tender - makes the pain slide away?
  • A very distinctive dog - ugly as hell, solid muscle, pure white with pig eyes and two black ears, slobbery mouth and waggy tail.


Late Middle English: probably from Middle Dutch slobberen 'walk through mud', also 'feed noisily', of imitative origin.

  • This is probably from Middle Dutch slobberen meaning both ‘walk through mud’ and ‘feed noisily’, imitative of the noise.

Words that rhyme with slobber

clobber, cobber, jobber, mobber, robber

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Line breaks: slob|ber

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