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

  • intransitive verb To let saliva or liquid spill out from the mouth; drool.
  • intransitive verb To express sentiment or enthusiasm effusively or mawkishly; gush.
  • intransitive verb To wet or smear with saliva or liquid dribbled from the mouth.
  • noun Saliva or liquid running from the mouth; drool.
  • noun Effusive or sentimental expression; drivel.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Mud; mire.
  • noun A jellyfish. Also slob.
  • noun Slaver; liquor spilled; slabber.
  • noun Same as slub.
  • To let saliva fall from the month; slabber; drivel; spill liquid from the mouth in eating or drinking.
  • To drivel; dote; become foolish or imbecile.
  • To slaver; spill; spill upon; slabber.
  • Hence To kiss effusively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb See slabber.
  • noun See slabber.
  • noun (Zoöl.), Prov. Eng. A jellyfish.
  • noun (Vet.) Salivation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Liquid material, generally saliva, that dribbles or drools outward and downward from the mouth.
  • verb To emit saliva or intaken but not yet swallowed liquid to run from one's mouth. To drool.

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

  • verb let saliva drivel from the mouth
  • noun saliva spilling from the mouth


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

[Middle English sloberen, perhaps of Low German origin.]



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