Definitions

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

  • adjective Marked by or given to a lack of neatness or order; untidy.
  • adjective Showing or in the habit of using little care or attention.
  • adjective Informal Oversentimental; gushy.
  • adjective Of, resembling, or covered with slop; muddy or slushy.
  • adjective Watery and unappetizing.
  • adjective Spotted or splashed with liquid.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Wet from slopping; covered with slops; muddy.
  • Loose; slovenly.

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

  • adjective Wet, so as to spatter easily; wet, as with something slopped over; muddy; plashy.

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

  • adjective Very wet; covered in or composed of slop.
  • adjective Messy; not neat, elegant, or careful.
  • adjective Imprecise or loose.

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

  • adjective (of soil) soft and watery
  • adjective wet or smeared with a spilled liquid or moist material
  • adjective marked by great carelessness
  • adjective lacking neatness or order
  • adjective excessively or abnormally emotional
  • adjective not fitting closely; hanging loosely

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From slop, + -y suffix.

Examples

  • Nobody wants a network ` s forgive the term sloppy seconds.

    CNN Transcript May 16, 2005

  • Llamazares said he was concerned to see the government resorting to what he called sloppy techniques, especially in the light of recent terrorism alerts such as the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a Detroit-bound airplane.

    Local News from The Gainesville Sun

  • Llamazares said he was concerned to see the government resorting to what he called sloppy techniques, especially in the light of recent terrorism alerts such as the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a Detroit-bound airplane.

    AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)

  • Llamazares said he was concerned to see the government resorting to what he called sloppy techniques, especially in the light of recent terrorism alerts such as the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a Detroit-bound airplane.

    Hurriyet Dailynews

  • Llamazares said he was concerned to see the government resorting to what he called sloppy techniques, especially in the light of recent terrorism alerts such as the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a Detroit-bound airplane.

    The Guardian World News

  • Llamazares said he was concerned to see the government resorting to what he called sloppy techniques, especially in the light of recent terrorism alerts such as the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a Detroit-bound airplane.

    Local News from The Gainesville Sun

  • Llamazares said he was concerned to see the government resorting to what he called sloppy techniques, especially in the light of recent terrorism alerts such as the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a Detroit-bound airplane.

    The Latest on Air America

  • Llamazares said he was concerned to see the government resorting to what he called sloppy techniques, especially in the light of recent terrorism alerts such as the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a Detroit-bound airplane.

    The Seattle Times

  • Llamazares said he was concerned to see the government resorting to what he called sloppy techniques, especially in the light of recent terrorism alerts such as the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a Detroit-bound airplane.

    The Latest on Air America

  • Llamazares said he was concerned to see the government resorting to what he called sloppy techniques, especially in the light of recent terrorism alerts such as the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a Detroit-bound airplane.

    The Seattle Times

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