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

  • transitive v. To eat or drink noisily.
  • intransitive v. To eat or drink something noisily.
  • n. A loud sucking noise made in eating or drinking.
  • n. Slang A mouthful of a liquid: took a slurp of grape juice.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To eat or drink (something) noisily
  • n. A loud sucking noise made in eating or drinking
  • n. A mouthful of liquid

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

  • v. eat noisily


Dutch slurpen.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle Dutch slurpen, slorpen ("to sip, slurp"), from Old Dutch *slurpen, from Proto-Germanic *slarpanan (“to sip, slurp”), from Proto-Indo-European *srebʰ-, *srobʰ- (“to sip, slurp, gulp”). Cognate with West Frisian slurvje ("to slurp"), German schlürfen ("to sip, slurp"), Swedish slurpa ("to slurp"), Middle High German sürfeln, sürpfeln ("to sip, slurp"), Latin sorbeō ("to suck up, imbibe, absorb"). (Wiktionary)


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  • I did finally get the software to "slurp" my blog.

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  • (Of course, she doesn’t use the proletarian term slurp, but rather dances around it by suggesting that the eater inhale.)

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  • (She still managed to sneak a slurp or two on the sly.

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  • While drinking the product through a straw, agency director Bob Stanford commented that it made a "slurp" sound coming through the straw.

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  • If the size is too small, the system call returns zero, alerting the application. inotify, however, allows user space to "slurp" multiple events at once.

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