American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Informal To use or give great amounts of; lavish: slathered gifts and attention on their only child.
- v. To spread thickly: slather onions on the steak.
- v. To cover with something spread thickly: bagels slathered with cream cheese.
- n. Slang A great amount. Often used in the plural: slathers of jewels.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A quantity; a large piece: usually in the plural.
- n. usually in the plural A generous or abundant quantity.
- v. transitive To spread something thickly on something else; to coat well.
- v. transitive To apply generously upon.
- v. spread thickly
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The Plugra butter slather is the best way to sample breads, IMHO.”
“Though I confess to a moment of personal outrage when I was stuck behind an elderly woman at the grocery store the other day who decided to "slather" herself head to wrinkled toe in some sort of nauseating concoction.”
“Real stucco is made from concrete and mortar and they just kind of slather it on there and paint it.”
“I'd be the one coming back in line asking if I could get a plain cheese sandwich without the premixed "slather" (one part mustard to five parts mayo) and maybe run under the broiler for thirty seconds.”
“Or does this inspire you to similarly tease your hair, slather on a terrifyingly dark shade of lipstick, and hang some door-knockers from your ears?”
“AFTER A QUICK SHOWER, I stand naked in front of the full-length mirror in the bedroom and assess myself as I slather Lubriderm over my arms and legs.”
“I'll happily slather ketchup on a common or garden "patty" like an overexcited three-year-old, but a tenderly seared piece of skirt, or a hand-crafted burger deserves better.”
“A slather of sunscreens from various bottles and tubes, and some time with the rose bushes and the lawn.”
“In our anticipation of rising temperatures, this time of year often prompts in us the urge to splurge on sandals, slather on sunscreen and show some skin.”
“Packers-Steelers is a showcase and celebration of what makes pro football great, and it's hard not to slather on the hyperbole: Blue-collar teams hailing from gritty, all-American towns.”
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