Meaning of slop


Sticky or squishy mud (or food that’s just about as appetizing) is slop. You’ll want to wear your tall rubber boots if you’re going to walk through the slop on the way to the bus stop.

Farmers feed their pigs slop, a messy, wet mix of various leftovers—and when they do, they can say they slop the pigs. A derogatory way to talk about food that doesn’t look very tasty is to call it slop. And you can call sticky, overly sentimental music, writing, or films slop as well. The 15th century definition of slop was “mudhole,” from the Old English cusloppe, “cow dung.”

Definitions of slop
  1. noun

    deep soft mud in water or slush

    “they waded through the


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    clay, mud

    water-soaked soil; soft, wet earth

  2. noun

    (usually plural) weak or watery unappetizing food or drink

    “he lived on the thin
    slops that food kitchens provided”
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    type of:

    food, solid food

    any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment

  3. noun

    wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk


    pigswill, pigwash, slops, swill

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    type of:

    feed, provender

    food for domestic livestock

  4. noun

    (usually plural) waste water from a kitchen or bathroom or chamber pot that has to be emptied by hand

    “she carried out the sink
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    type of:

    waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product

    any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted

  5. noun

    writing or music that is excessively sweet and sentimental


    glop, mush, treacle

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    type of:


    the excessive expression of tender feelings, nostalgia, or sadness in any form

  6. verb

    cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container


    spill, splatter

    disgorge, shed, spill

    cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over
    run out, spill

    flow, run or fall out and become lost
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    type of:

    displace, move

    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

  7. verb

    walk through mud or mire


    slosh, splash, splosh, squelch, squish

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    type of:

    footslog, pad, plod, slog, tramp, trudge

    walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud

  8. verb

    ladle clumsily

    slop the food onto the plate”
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    type of:

    lade, laden, ladle

    remove with or as if with a ladle

  9. verb

    feed pigs



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    type of:

    feed, give

    give food to

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