sloppy: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (slop'ē), [key]
— -pi•er, -pi•est.
  1. muddy, slushy, or very wet: The field was a sloppy mess after the rain.
  2. splashed or soiled with liquid.
  3. careless; loose: sloppy writing.
  4. untidy; slovenly: sloppy clothes; a sloppy eater.
  5. overly emotional; gushy: sloppy sentimentality.
  6. (of food or drink) prepared or served in an unappetizing way.
  7. (of clothes) loose-fitting; baggy: a big, sloppy sweater.
  8. (of the surface of a racetrack) wet from a recent or continuing heavy rain and containing puddles and mud still too thin and watery to be sticky.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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