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dated A bowl or other receptacle into which the dregs and leftovers of tea or coffee are collected from drinkers' cups (i.e., so that they may be refilled with a fresh drink). Tabitha, will you please come take the slop bowl away and empty it? It's becoming conspicuously full.
1. [for someone] to splash around in a body of liquid, such as a bath. Timmy was in his bath, slopping around and singing. Bob is out in the pool, slopping around.
2. [for a liquid] to splash or rush around in a container. The water was slopping around in the bottom of the boat even though the lake we were traveling on was calm. There is some coffee left. I hear it slopping around in the bottom of the pot.
slop out (of something)
[for a liquid] to spill or splash out of a container. some of the orange juice slopped out of the container, making a mess on the table. some milk slopped out. Please clean it up.
[for a liquid] to splash out of or overflow a container. The milk slopped over and messed up the carpet. Her cup slopped over and spilled its contents on the kitchen table.
slop something around
to spill portions of a liquid here and there. Don't slop the milk around as you pour it. Please don't slop around the paint while you work.
slop something on(to) someone or something
to spill or splash a liquid onto someone or something. Don't slop the pancake batter onto yourself. Who slopped paint on the floor?
slop something over something
to spill or splash some liquid onto something. He slopped the starting fluid over the charcoal and lit it. The artist slopped some grape juice over the canvas and proceeded to spread it around in an artistic fashion.
Earp slop, bring the mop
tv. Someone has vomited. (Juvenile.) See what’s in the hall? Earp slop, bring the mop.
mod. alcohol intoxicated. I’ve never seen a senior citizen so inelegantly slopped as was Walter.
n. bad beer; inferior liquor. Why do we have to drink slops like this? Can’t Tom afford to give his guests something decent?