Definition of slobber in US English:



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  • 1Have saliva dripping copiously from the mouth.

    ‘Fido tended to slobber’
    • ‘They can't be eaten by mold or slobbered on by your dog or ripped by a malicious child.’
    • ‘The long, slobbering, slothful decline we had been looking forward to was not to be.’
    • ‘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'm one of those mushy, slobbering, love everyone in the world drunks.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Please note that while you're walking your dog, not everybody wants to be sniffed, licked or slobbered on.’
    • ‘Sometimes, you might dream about the dear ol’ pet that snuggles up and slobbers all over you while you're snoozin’.’
    • ‘He was slobbering and falling all over the walls, rubbing his sweaty face.’
    • ‘Thus, drooling and slobbering, we earned our cooking proficiency badges with flying custard and went of to the jamboree to entertain our parents.’
    • ‘The wolf barked as William cried out, tongue soon slobbering on the side of its mouth.’
    • ‘On our way out, I caught Randy, kissing and slobbering all over some girl's shoulder.’
    • ‘He was dressed poorly, with wild looking eyes and was slobbering at the mouth.’
    • ‘I go to walk past and he grabs me and he's slobbering and slurring!’
    • ‘Then he felt a big thick tongue slobbering all over his face.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Like a true piteous creature, she slobbered all over.’
    • ‘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 the silly great woofer is upon them, slobbering and licking.’
    • ‘He ties the bracelet on as he slobbers all over her.’
    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’
      • ‘I said harshly, still stung by the way he had practically slobbered over the lovely herbalist.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘She's always slobbering over some new guy every month.’
      • ‘He never pushed his will on her, didn't slobber over her, filling her ears with cheap platitudes and hollow compliments.’
      • ‘It wasn't hard to visualize Luc slobbering over Liv.’
      • ‘Drunken men slobbered over the pretty waitress while others played a game of card.’
      • ‘It fairly made him sick, the way they were slobbering over each other.’
      • ‘She turned up all smiles and short skirts, wearing way to much make-up and slobbering over Matt like an over-grown dog.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The Raiders are slobbering over the athletic talents of a guy who can run, leap and catch as well as anyone on the planet.’
      • ‘I spent nigh on two years slobbering over him, and got nowhere.’
      • ‘I could deal with Channel 7 publicity slobbering over your every move.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘First, we had Uncle Val slobbering over your ‘special years’, twixt pinafore and pinny.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Not all the girls in the world want to have you slobbering over them.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Your reporting skills were reduced to slobbering over companies and ‘entrepreneurs’ that were promoting untenable business models.’
      • ‘We got off together, but I never really told Bell and Liz cause they were slobbering over him.’
      • ‘Renaissance potentates kept dwarfs, whom they dressed up, slobbered over, passed around at the dinner table, or presented as gifts to influential friends.’


  • Saliva dripping copiously from the mouth.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The slobber turned to spit and his gaze went to fuzzy.’
    • ‘It was not the stick with his slobber all over it.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I awoke, arms flailing and my head floating in a pillow drenched in my own slobber.’
    • ‘Scarlet walked back inside and to the kitchen where she washed the dog slobber off her hands.’
    • ‘The back windows are consequently opaque with dog slobber and imprints of nostrils.’
    • ‘I mean, a nuclear attack would suck big time, but honestly, why is my dog obsessed with practically drowning me with his slobber?’
    • ‘I am sure I have sent sleep slobber cascading onto the shoulder of some little rugrat next to me.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Camilla never cared how messy she got from the dog's slobber, or the dirt from his paws.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The slobber came down onto him again and he looked up again and got some in the face.’
    • ‘Shawn stirred a little, then lifted his head from the table; a long stream of slobber trailing from his mouth.’
    • ‘Icea looks at the box with slobber and huge teeth marks on it.’
    • ‘Knowing who it was, I sat up, wiping slobber from my mouth.’
    • ‘‘Lovely - dog slobber,’ he said as he chucked the ball out to near the tree line.’
    spittle, saliva, sputum, slaver, slobber, dribble, drool
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Late Middle English: probably from Middle Dutch slobberen ‘walk through mud’, also ‘feed noisily’, of imitative origin.