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slobber

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Pronunciation: /ˈslɒbə
 
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Definition of slobber in English:

verb

[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.
Synonyms
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.

noun

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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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

slobbery

1
adjective
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.

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