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

  • n. Informal A person regarded as slovenly, crude, or obnoxious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A lazy and slovenly person.
  • n. A lazy, obese person.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Mud; mire; muddy land; a marsh or mire.
  • n. Same as slobber, 2.
  • n. One who is untidy in his habits and dress; a slovenly fellow.

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

  • n. a coarse obnoxious person


Irish Gaelic slab, mud, from Old Irish, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialectal slabb, mud.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Irish slaba. (Wiktionary)



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  • I left the school, I left my job
    You saw me looking like a slob
    When I was young you were the only fun in town...

    (Belle & Sebastian, by Belle and Sebastian)

    August 24, 2008