slabber

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v slabber let saliva drivel from the mouth "The baby drooled"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Slabber (Mach) A saw for cutting slabs from logs.
    • n Slabber Spittle; saliva; slaver.
    • v. i Slabber To let saliva or some liquid fall from the mouth carelessly, like a child or an idiot; to drivel; to drool.
    • Slabber To spill liquid upon; to smear carelessly; to spill, as liquid foed or drink, in careless eating or drinking. "The milk pan and cream pot so slabbered and tost
      That butter is wanting and cheese is half lost."
    • Slabber To wet and foul spittle, or as if with spittle. "He slabbered me over, from cheek to cheek, with his great tongue."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • slabber To let saliva or other liquid fall from the mouth carelessly; drivel; slaver.
    • slabber To eat hastily or in a slovenly manner, as liquid food.
    • slabber To wet and befoul by liquids falling carelessly from the mouth; slaver; slobber.
    • slabber To cover, as with a liquid spilled; soil; befoul.
    • n slabber Moisture falling from the mouth; slaver.
    • n slabber One who or that which slabs; specifically, a saw for removing the slabs or outside parts of a log.
    • n slabber In metal-working, a machine for dressing the sides of nuts or the heads of bolts.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Slabber slab′ėr to slaver: to let the saliva fall from the mouth: to drivel
    • v.t Slabber to wet with saliva
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. slaberen,; akin to LG. & D. slabbern, G. schlabbern, LG. & D. slabben, G. schlabben, Icel. slafra,. Cf. Slaver Slobber Slubber

Usage

In literature:

When he slabbered, it was com- When he sighed, it was dried mon ovens.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
It is a complete slabber.
"Two Years Before the Mast" by Richard Henry Dana
When he slabbered, it was com- When he sighed, it was dried mon ovens.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book IV." by Francois Rabelais
How did he use to hang, till he slabbered again, poor doting old man!
"Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
He was a thick, corpulent person with a red and bloated face, and of very slabbering speech.
"Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680" by Jasper Danckaerts
I willna have you offering to slabber ower my hand if that's what you're after.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
A hadden tongue maks a slabbered mou'.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Hear, till unheard, the same old slabber'd tale?
"Young's Night Thoughts" by Edward Young
Have done with your slabbering, Jemmy.
"Ormond, Volume I (of 3)" by Charles Brockden Brown
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In news:

The Duckbill (Grand Rapids, MI) Reel Slabber was not easily recyclable using conventional technologies.
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