Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person regarded as slovenly, crude, or obnoxious.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • noun informal, disapproving A lazy and slovenly person.
  • noun derogatory A lazy, obese person.

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

  • noun a coarse obnoxious person

Etymologies

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

[Irish Gaelic slab, mud, from Old Irish, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialectal slabb, mud.]

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From Irish slaba.

Examples

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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