Definition of drool in English:


Syllabification: drool
Pronunciation: /dro͞ol


[no object]
1Drop saliva uncontrollably from the mouth: the baby begins to drool, then to cough
More example sentences
  • When Cordelia puts some of the stuff in her mouth, she rolls it around in her mouth, looks terrified, and drools uncontrollably.
  • She stirred and then opened her mouth and began to drool.
  • All our mouths dropped, and began to drool, I know Jesse did.
1.1 informal Make an excessive and obvious show of pleasure or desire: I could imagine him as a teacher being drooled over by the girls
More example sentences
  • And now that I've drooled over Danny's site, my eyes are wandering over to the cupboard where I keep a secret stash of notebooks, colouring pencils and of course a supply of purple pens.
  • Another girl friend drooled over Steve McQueen.
  • While the sales lady took 45 minutes to ring it up, I drooled over the jewelry and pointed out items for the kid to tell her father to get for me.


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Saliva falling from the mouth.
More example sentences
  • Bill was staring at Heather with a small puddle of drool just waiting to fall from the edge of his parted lips.
  • I know sometimes I drop the act and my eyes glaze over and a droplet of drool trickles from the corner of my mouth.
  • The hideous fangs that hung from his mouth were covered in drool, releasing a deadly, foul odour.


early 19th century: contraction of drivel.

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