Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Trivial conversation or writing; twaddle.
  • n. Archaic Unappetizing liquid or watery food; slops.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Weak, poor, or flat liquor; weak, profitless discourse or writing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To slap repeatedly; go slipping and slapping.
  • n. Weak and sloppy drink; thin, watery food.
  • n. A blunder.
  • Slipshod; slovenly.

Etymologies

Reduplication of slop1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • A delay has resulted from a dropped jar of sweet gherkins, and an efficient seventy-one-year-old lanky shop boy with a mop striding purposefully—not hurriedly—toward the spill, worried that the tremulous woman who dropped the jar might tumble into the slipslop of glass and vinegar.

    Shock of Gray

  • It was but too true: until now, she, Laura, had been satisfied to know things in a slipslop, razzle-dazzle way, to know them anyhow, as it best suited herself.

    The Getting of Wisdom

  • From the kitchen came the slipslop of Tina's slovenly feet.

    Cheerful—By Request

  • 'To find other people's unposted letters in an old pocket; to be seen looking at oneself in a street-mirror, or overhead talking of the Ideal to a duchess; to refuse Nuns who come to the door to ask for subscriptions, or to be lent by a beautiful new acquaintance a book she has written full of mystical slipslop, or dreadful musings in an old-world garden --'

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  • At night I pointed this out to Lord Granville, and told him that the despatch was slipslop, and on the next day, October 24th, I managed to get a good many changes made -- one by telegraph, and the others by an amending despatch. '

    The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke, Volume 1

  • Nobody is such a fool as to moider away his time in the slipslop conversation of a pack of women. '

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • Was he misunderstanding her on purpose, or giving a lesson on slipslop at such a provoking moment?

    Beechcroft at Rockstone

  • His "beau language" is mere slipslop; he mistakes the meaning of his original a thousand times; and by way, no doubt, of "accommodating it to the taste of the age," he patches it with paltry scraps from the common repertory of the "fast school" of his day.

    The Heptameron of Margaret, Queen of Navarre

  • To take the adjective from the Church, and apply it to the individual partisan, is recognized slipslop, but not ground of argument.

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)

  • Individual words themselves are always used by them in their precise meaning, without either affectation or slipslop.

    Literary Remains, Volume 1

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