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8 definitions found
 for Slop
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slop \Slop\, n. [OE. sloppe a pool; akin to As. sloppe, slyppe,
     the sloppy droppings of a cow; cf. AS. sl?pan to slip, and E.
     slip, v.i. Cf. Cowslip.]
     1. Water or other liquid carelessly spilled or thrown aboyt,
        as upon a table or a floor; a puddle; a soiled spot.
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     2. Mean and weak drink or liquid food; -- usually in the
        plural.
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     3. pl. Dirty water; water in which anything has been washed
        or rinsed; water from wash-bowls, etc.
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     Slop basin, or Slop bowl, a basin or bowl for holding
        slops, especially for receiving the rinsings of tea or
        coffee cups at the table.
  
     Slop molding (Brickmaking), a process of manufacture in
        which the brick is carried to the drying ground in a wet
        mold instead of on a pallet.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slop \Slop\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slopped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Slopping.]
     1. To cause to overflow, as a liquid, by the motion of the
        vessel containing it; to spill.
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     2. To spill liquid upon; to soil with a liquid spilled.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slop \Slop\, v. i.
     To overflow or be spilled as a liquid, by the motion of the
     vessel containing it; -- often with over.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slop \Slop\, n. [AS. slop a frock or over-garment, fr. sl?pan to
     slip, to slide; akin to Icel. sloppr a thin garment; cf. OHG.
     slouf a garment. Cf. Slip, v. i.]
     1. Any kind of outer garment made of linen or cotton, as a
        night dress, or a smock frock. [Obs.] --Halliwell.
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     2. A loose lower garment; loose breeches; chiefly used in the
        plural. "A pair of slops." --Sir P. Sidney.
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              There's a French salutation to your French slop.
                                                    --Shak.
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     3. pl. Ready-made clothes; also, among seamen, clothing,
        bedding, and other furnishings.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  slop
      n 1: wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen
           waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk [syn:
           slop, slops, swill, pigswill, pigwash]
      2: deep soft mud in water or slush; "they waded through the
         slop" [syn: slop, mire]
      3: (usually plural) waste water from a kitchen or bathroom or
         chamber pot that has to be emptied by hand; "she carried out
         the sink slops"
      4: (usually plural) weak or watery unappetizing food or drink;
         "he lived on the thin slops that food kitchens provided"
      5: writing or music that is excessively sweet and sentimental
         [syn: treacle, mush, slop, glop]
      v 1: cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a
           container; "spill the milk"; "splatter water" [syn:
           spill, slop, splatter]
      2: walk through mud or mire; "We had to splosh across the wet
         meadow" [syn: squelch, squish, splash, splosh,
         slosh, slop]
      3: ladle clumsily; "slop the food onto the plate"
      4: feed pigs [syn: slop, swill]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  168 Moby Thesaurus words for "slop":
     asperge, bathos, bedew, bespatter, besprinkle, bilge, bilgewater,
     bleeding heart, bolt, bones, carrion, cascade, cataract, chaff,
     chuckhole, clay, cloyingness, cram, culm, dabble, damp, dampen,
     dash, deadwood, deluge, dew, dishwater, ditchwater, douche, douse,
     draff, dregs, dust, engulf, filings, flood, garbage, gash, glop,
     gobble, goo, gumbo, gunk, guzzle, hearts-and-flowers, hog wallow,
     hogwash, hose, hose down, humect, humectate, humidify, husks,
     ingurgitate, inundate, irrigate, leavings, lees, loblolly,
     maudlinness, mawkishness, mire, moisten, muck, muckhole, mud,
     mud puddle, mudhole, mush, mushiness, namby-pamby, namby-pambyism,
     namby-pambyness, nostalgia, nostomania, offal, offscourings, ooze,
     orts, overbrim, overflow, overrun, oversentimentalism,
     oversentimentality, overwhelm, paddle, pap, parings, plash,
     potsherds, pour out, pour over, puddle, rags, raspings, refuse,
     riffraff, romanticism, rubbish, run over, scourings, scrap iron,
     scraps, scum, scurf, sentiment, sentimentalism, sentimentality,
     sewage, sewerage, shards, shavings, slab, slack, slag, slime, slip,
     slob, slobber, slog, sloppiness, slops, slosh, slough, sludge,
     slush, soap opera, sob story, sparge, spatter, spill, spill out,
     spill over, splash, splatter, splosh, splurge, sponge, spray,
     sprinkle, spurtle, squab, squash, stodge, stubble, submerge, swamp,
     swash, sweep, sweepings, sweetness and light, swill, syringe,
     tares, tearjerker, toil, trash, trudge, wastage, waste,
     waste matter, wastepaper, water, weeds, wet, wet down, whelm,
     wolf
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  slop
   n.
  
      1. A one-sided fudge factor, that is, an allowance for error but in only
      one of two directions. For example, if you need a piece of wire 10 feet
      long and have to guess when you cut it, you make very sure to cut it too
      long, by a large amount if necessary, rather than too short by even a
      little bit, because you can always cut off the slop but you can't paste it
      back on again. When discrete quantities are involved, slop is often
      introduced to avoid the possibility of being on the losing side of a {
      fencepost error.
  
      2. The percentage of ?extra? code generated by a compiler over the size of
      equivalent assembler code produced by hand-hacking; i.e., the space (or
      maybe time) you lose because you didn't do it yourself. This number is
      often used as a measure of the goodness of a compiler; slop below 5% is
      very good, and 10% is usually acceptable. With modern compiler technology,
      esp. on RISC machines, the compiler's slop may actually be negative; that
      is, humans may be unable to generate code as good. This is one of the
      reasons assembler programming is no longer common.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  slop
  
      1. A one-sided fudge factor, that is, an allowance
     for error but in only one of two directions.  For example, if
     you need a piece of wire 10 feet long and have to guess when
     you cut it, you make very sure to cut it too long, by a large
     amount if necessary, rather than too short by even a little
     bit, because you can always cut off the slop but you can't
     paste it back on again.  When discrete quantities are
     involved, slop is often introduced to avoid the possibility of
     being on the losing side of a fencepost error.
  
     2. The percentage of "extra" code generated by a compiler over
     the size of equivalent assembly code produced by
     hand-hacking; i.e. the space (or maybe time) you lose because
     you didn't do it yourself.  This number is often used as a
     measure of the quality of a compiler; slop below 5% is very
     good, and 10% is usually acceptable.  Modern compilers,
     especially on RISCs, may actually have *negative* slop; that
     is, they may generate better code than humans.  This is one of
     the reasons assembler programming is becoming less common.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-05-28)
  

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