Definition of slobber in US English:

slobber

verb

[no object]
  • 1Have saliva dripping copiously from the mouth.

    ‘Fido tended to slobber’
    ‘big slobbering kisses’
    • ‘He was dressed poorly, with wild looking eyes and was slobbering at the mouth.’
    • ‘Sometimes, you might dream about the dear ol’ pet that snuggles up and slobbers all over you while you're snoozin’.’
    • ‘The long, slobbering, slothful decline we had been looking forward to was not to be.’
    • ‘He was slobbering and falling all over the walls, rubbing his sweaty face.’
    • ‘He ties the bracelet on as he slobbers all over her.’
    • ‘Thus, drooling and slobbering, we earned our cooking proficiency badges with flying custard and went of to the jamboree to entertain our parents.’
    • ‘They can't be eaten by mold or slobbered on by your dog or ripped by a malicious child.’
    • ‘Like a true piteous creature, she slobbered all over.’
    • ‘Then the silly great woofer is upon them, slobbering and licking.’
    • ‘And he barked once and jumped down, his feet click-clacking on the floorboards, into the kitchen where he joyously slurped and slobbered, getting his muzzle soaking wet.’
    • ‘On our way out, I caught Randy, kissing and slobbering all over some girl's shoulder.’
    • ‘Please note that while you're walking your dog, not everybody wants to be sniffed, licked or slobbered on.’
    • ‘It could have been a scene from long ago: A team of silky chestnut horses with feet as big as buckets slobbered quietly as men in red-checkered shirts unloaded gear.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Then he felt a big thick tongue slobbering all over his face.’
    • ‘It is more like an old Labrador - the kind of scabby dog that is friendly enough but that slobbers on people's trousers when they are seated at the table.’
    • ‘I go to walk past and he grabs me and he's slobbering and slurring!’
    • ‘The wolf barked as William cried out, tongue soon slobbering on the side of its mouth.’
    • ‘I launched myself out of the train straight into a small plastic fence, which is actually a godsend, because if it hadn't been there I would have landed right in the jaws of a big, slobbering, vicious, doggy thing.’
    • ‘I'm one of those mushy, slobbering, love everyone in the world drunks.’
    drool, slaver, dribble, salivate, water at the mouth
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    1. 1.1slobber over Be excessively sentimental; show excessive enthusiasm for.
      ‘news executives slobbered over him for autographs’
      ‘they took turns slobbering all over the new baby’
      • ‘Your reporting skills were reduced to slobbering over companies and ‘entrepreneurs’ that were promoting untenable business models.’
      • ‘She's always slobbering over some new guy every month.’
      • ‘She turned up all smiles and short skirts, wearing way to much make-up and slobbering over Matt like an over-grown dog.’
      • ‘I could deal with Channel 7 publicity slobbering over your every move.’
      • ‘She's been touted as an inspiring, persevering all-star by leader Jack Layton and his orange vanguard, and is regularly fawned and slobbered over by the media.’
      • ‘We got off together, but I never really told Bell and Liz cause they were slobbering over him.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The Raiders are slobbering over the athletic talents of a guy who can run, leap and catch as well as anyone on the planet.’
      • ‘The reason was that most of Daniel's work mates knew I was ‘just a friend’ and I had guys coming to me and asking me to dance all night and slobbering over me.’
      • ‘It fairly made him sick, the way they were slobbering over each other.’
      • ‘First, we had Uncle Val slobbering over your ‘special years’, twixt pinafore and pinny.’
      • ‘Because, you know, I'd be more than happy to prevent myself from having to slobber over the same guy you pathetic cheerleaders slobber over.’
      • ‘I spent nigh on two years slobbering over him, and got nowhere.’
      • ‘Renaissance potentates kept dwarfs, whom they dressed up, slobbered over, passed around at the dinner table, or presented as gifts to influential friends.’
      • ‘Drunken men slobbered over the pretty waitress while others played a game of card.’
      • ‘Not all the girls in the world want to have you slobbering over them.’
      • ‘No wonder recruiters from coast to coast had been slobbering over Harris from the spring of '99, through his senior season at Newark and into the new year.’
      • ‘It wasn't hard to visualize Luc slobbering over Liv.’
      • ‘I said harshly, still stung by the way he had practically slobbered over the lovely herbalist.’
      • ‘He never pushed his will on her, didn't slobber over her, filling her ears with cheap platitudes and hollow compliments.’

noun

  • Saliva dripping copiously from the mouth.

    • ‘The back windows are consequently opaque with dog slobber and imprints of nostrils.’
    • ‘I awoke, arms flailing and my head floating in a pillow drenched in my own slobber.’
    • ‘I replied I couldn't see the attraction of having someone else's slobber all over my face.’
    • ‘It let out a bellow of rage and shook its large head back and forth, throwing a fine spray of slobber through the musty air.’
    • ‘Camilla never cared how messy she got from the dog's slobber, or the dirt from his paws.’
    • ‘‘Lovely - dog slobber,’ he said as he chucked the ball out to near the tree line.’
    • ‘I checked the shackles that held the Monster to its slab, giving it a sharp cuff as it lashed out with its wicked needle-thin teeth at my face, slobber and foam flying from its mouth.’
    • ‘The slobber came down onto him again and he looked up again and got some in the face.’
    • ‘Scarlet walked back inside and to the kitchen where she washed the dog slobber off her hands.’
    • ‘Icea looks at the box with slobber and huge teeth marks on it.’
    • ‘The slobber turned to spit and his gaze went to fuzzy.’
    • ‘As soon as she thought that, Doug opened his eyes and blinked at her, and then yawned so wide that she was sure she could have fitted both hands inside his mouth, if she'd wanted to get them covered in slobber.’
    • ‘They bolted into the kitchen and before I could even find a weapon big paws were on my chest, I stumbled back, smacked into the counter and got dog slobber all over my neck.’
    • ‘I mean, a nuclear attack would suck big time, but honestly, why is my dog obsessed with practically drowning me with his slobber?’
    • ‘The dog leash fell from her pocket, and she picked it up, saw its collar… ran her hands along it, and could still feel the sticky substance of slobber.’
    • ‘The clothes that had been ironed and cleaned five minutes before, were now filled with the dog's slobber and had holes.’
    • ‘I am sure I have sent sleep slobber cascading onto the shoulder of some little rugrat next to me.’
    • ‘Shawn stirred a little, then lifted his head from the table; a long stream of slobber trailing from his mouth.’
    • ‘It was not the stick with his slobber all over it.’
    • ‘Knowing who it was, I sat up, wiping slobber from my mouth.’
    spittle, saliva, sputum, slaver, slobber, dribble, drool
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Origin

Late Middle English: probably from Middle Dutch slobberen ‘walk through mud’, also ‘feed noisily’, of imitative origin.

Pronunciation

slobber

/ˈsläbər//ˈslɑbər/