sloppy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “sloppy” in the English Dictionary

"sloppy" in British English

See all translations


uk   /ˈslɒp.i/  us   /ˈslɑː.pi/

sloppy adjective (TOO WET)

informal disapproving (of a ​substance) more ​liquid than it should be, often in a way that is ​unpleasant: The ​batter was a ​bit sloppy so I ​added some more ​flour.

sloppy adjective (LACKING CARE)

disapproving not taking ​care or making an ​effort: Spelling ​mistakes always ​look sloppy in a ​formalletter. Another sloppy ​pass like that might ​lose them the ​wholegame. Sloppy ​clothes are ​large, ​loose, and do not ​lookneat: At ​home I ​tend to ​wearbig sloppy ​sweaters and ​jeans.

sloppy adjective (EMOTIONAL)

informal disapproving expressingfeelings of ​love in a way that is ​silly or ​embarrassing: a sloppy ​lovesong
adverb uk   /ˈslɒp.ɪ.li/  us   /ˈslɑː.pɪ-/ disapproving
badly or ​carelessly: a sloppily written ​letter
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of sloppy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sloppy" in American English

See all translations


 us   /ˈslɑp·i/

sloppy adjective (CARELESS)

messy or ​lackingcare or ​attention: sloppy ​clothes a sloppy ​administrator

sloppy adjective (TOO WET)

too ​wet to be ​pleasant: sloppy ​weather Her ​grandchildrennearlysmothered her with sloppy ​kisses.
(Definition of sloppy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sloppy?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


made of gold

Word of the Day