Meaning of “sloppy” in the English Dictionary

"sloppy" in British English

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sloppyadjective

uk /ˈslɒp.i/ us /ˈslɑː.pi/

sloppy adjective (LACKING CARE)

disapproving not taking care or making an effort:

Spelling mistakes always look sloppy in a formal letter.
Another sloppy pass like that might lose them the whole game.

Sloppy clothes are large, loose, and do not look neat:

At home I tend to wear big sloppy sweaters and jeans.
sloppily
adverb uk /ˈslɒp.əl.i/ us /ˈslɑː.pəl.i/ disapproving

badly or carelessly:

a sloppily written letter
sloppiness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈslɒp.i.nəs/ us /ˈslɑː.pi.nəs/

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

"sloppy" in American English

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sloppyadjective

us /ˈslɑp·i/

sloppy adjective (CARELESS)

messy or lacking care or attention:

sloppy clothes
a sloppy administrator

sloppy adjective (TOO WET)

too wet to be pleasant:

sloppy weather
Her grandchildren nearly smothered her with sloppy kisses.

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