Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To let saliva or other liquid fall from the mouth carelessly; drivel; slaver.
  • v. To eat hastily or in a slovenly manner, as liquid food.
  • v. To wet and befoul by liquids falling carelessly from the mouth; slaver; slobber.
  • v. To cover, as with a liquid spill; soil; befoul.
  • n. Moisture falling from the mouth; slaver.
  • n. A saw for cutting slabs from logs.
  • n. A slabbing machine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Spittle; saliva; slaver.
  • n. A saw for cutting slabs from logs.
  • n. A slabbing machine.
  • intransitive v. To let saliva or some liquid fall from the mouth carelessly, like a child or an idiot; to drivel; to drool.
  • transitive v. To wet and foul spittle, or as if with spittle.
  • transitive v. To spill liquid upon; to smear carelessly; to spill, as liquid foed or drink, in careless eating or drinking.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To let saliva or other liquid fall from the mouth carelessly; drivel; slaver.
  • To eat hastily or in a slovenly manner, as liquid food.
  • To wet and befoul by liquids falling carelessly from the mouth; slaver; slobber.
  • To cover, as with a liquid spilled; soil; befoul.
  • n. Moisture falling from the mouth; slaver.
  • n. One who or that which slabs; specifically, a saw for removing the slabs or outside parts of a log.
  • n. In metal-working, a machine for dressing the sides of nuts or the heads of bolts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. let saliva drivel from the mouth

Etymologies

From Middle English slaberen, from Middle Dutch slabberen ("to lap, sup, slaver, slabber"), from Old Dutch *slabrōn, from Proto-Germanic *slabrōnan (“to scrawl, make a mess”), from Proto-Indo-European *slap-, *slab- (“to be weak, be languid”). Cognate with Low German slabbern ("to slabber"), German schlabbern ("to slabber"), Icelandic slafra ("to slaver"). More at slaver. (Wiktionary)
slab +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

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  • when we parted, they embraced me of their own accord, and slabbered me over with inexpressible fondness.

    - Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 8 ch. 10

    October 7, 2008