from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To spill or splash (a liquid) copiously or clumsily: slosh paint on the floor.
  • transitive v. To agitate in a liquid: slosh clothes in a solution of bleach and detergent.
  • intransitive v. To splash, wade, or flounder in water or another liquid: sloshed through the creek.
  • n. Slush.
  • n. The sound of splashing liquid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To shift chaotically; to splash noisily.
  • v. To punch (someone).
  • n. A quantity of a liquid; more than a splash
  • n. backslash, the character \.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See slush, slushy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To flounder in slush or soft mud.
  • To go about recklessly or carelessly.
  • n. Same as slush, 1.
  • n. A watery mess; something gulped down.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. walk through mud or mire
  • v. spill or splash copiously or clumsily
  • v. make a splashing sound


Perhaps blend of slop1 and slush.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
(onomatopoeia); compare splash, splosh. (Wiktionary)
By analogy with slash. (Wiktionary)



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