Meaning of “slop” in the English Dictionary

"slop" in English

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slopverb [ I or T, + adv/prep ]

uk /slɒp/ us /slɑːp/ -pp-

to cause a liquid to flow over the edge of a container through not taking care or making a rough movement:

Careful, you've just slopped coffee all over the carpet!
Water slopped out of the bucket as he carried it up the stairs.

Phrasal verb(s)


uk /slɒp/ us /slɑːp/

[ U ] informal disapproving food that is more liquid than it should be and is therefore unpleasant:

Have you tried the slop that they call stew in the canteen?
slops [ plural ] also slop

liquid or wet food waste, especially when it is fed to animals:

We feed the slops to the pigs.
There's a tray under each tap to catch the beer slops.

(Definition of “slop” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"slop" in American English

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slopverb [ I/T ]

us /slɑp/ -pp-

(of a liquid) to flow or fall over the edge of a container, or to cause a liquid to do this:

[ I ] The coffee slopped onto the tablecloth.

(Definition of “slop” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)