One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1no object Dribble at the mouth; slaver.‘he was slabbering like a child’
drool, slobber, dribble, salivateView synonyms
- ‘Undaunted by this slabbering beast, they rang the bell.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He got slabbering drank at Palomino and they gave him thirty days in San Ber'dino.’
- ‘My tastebuds have never slabbered for gialli.’
- 1.1with 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, coverView synonyms
Mid 16th century (in the sense ‘dribble on’): related to dialect slab ‘muddy place, puddle’.
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