Definition of slabber in English:



Scottish, Irish
  • 1[no object] Dribble at the mouth; slaver:

    ‘he was slabbering like a child’
    • ‘And then he stroked and slabbered him with kisses.’
    • ‘I'm sure if you slabbered grease from chips all over your face, then yeah, you would have acne, but otherwise I think it's a bunch of BS.’
    • ‘My tastebuds have never slabbered for gialli.’
    • ‘He got slabbering drank at Palomino and they gave him thirty days in San Ber'dino.’
    • ‘Undaunted by this slabbering beast, they rang the bell.’
    drool, slobber, dribble, salivate
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    1. 1.1[with object] Splatter or splash (something):
      ‘his trouser legs were slabbered with mud’
      splash, bespatter, splatter, spray, sprinkle, spritz, shower, speck, speckle, fleck, mottle, blotch, smear, stain, mark, dirty, soil, daub, cover
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  • 2[no object] Chatter, especially about matters of little importance:

    ‘all the slabbering you do gets Bobby into some trouble’
    chatter, babble, prate, blather, blether, ramble, gabble, jabber, twitter, go on, run on, rattle away, rattle on, blither, maunder, drivel, patter, gossip, tittle-tattle, tattle, yap, jibber-jabber, cackle
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Scottish, Irish
  • A dribble of saliva:

    ‘I'm always wiping the puppy's slabbers off the glass table’


Mid 16th century (in the sense ‘dribble on’): related to dialect slab ‘muddy place, puddle’.