Definition of slummock in English:

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slummock

Pronunciation: /ˈslʌmək/
British informal

noun

A dirty, untidy, or slovenly person: ‘you lazy little slummock, you’ shouted Mam
More example sentences
  • Never have we seen gathered in one place such a collection of servants, underclass's, scoundrels, rogues, cads, mountebanks, didicoys, romanies, slummocks, sluts and slatterns, all indulging in acts of depravity and vile seediness.

verb

[no object]
Behave in a lazy, indolent, or clumsy way: you’ve slummocked in bed for weeks
More example sentences
  • Donna watched as the huddled figure slummocked away into the bedroom again.
  • On day 3, there was a small mutiny by the Commodore, who positively refused to go any further and demanded a morning of slummocking in Guildford.
  • She slummocked through fifteen years of single motherhood.

Origin

Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with slummock

hummock, stomach

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: slum|mock

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