Definitions

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

  • intransitive verb To spill or splash (a liquid) copiously or clumsily.
  • intransitive verb To agitate in a liquid.
  • intransitive verb To splash, wade, or flounder in water or another liquid.
  • noun Slush.
  • noun The sound of splashing liquid.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as slush, 1.
  • noun A watery mess; something gulped down.
  • To flounder in slush or soft mud.
  • To go about recklessly or carelessly.

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

  • See slush, slushy.

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

  • noun computing backslash, the character \.
  • verb intransitive, of a liquid To shift chaotically; to splash noisily.
  • verb UK, colloquial, transitive To punch (someone).
  • noun A quantity of a liquid; more than a splash

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

  • verb walk through mud or mire
  • verb spill or splash copiously or clumsily
  • verb make a splashing sound

Etymologies

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

[Perhaps blend of slop and slush.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

By analogy with slash.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

(onomatopoeia); compare splash, splosh.

Examples

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  • But even detestable people have good ideas occasionally and Amis would be sloshing in his grave at how modern education began its calamitous slide

    March 12, 2009

  • "sloshing in his grave"? Was Amis buried in a swamp?

    March 12, 2009