(third-person singular simple present slabbers, present participle slabbering, simple past and past participle slabbered)
From Middle English slaberen, from Middle Dutch slabberen (“to lap, sup, slaver, slabber"), from Old Dutch *slabrÅn, from Proto-Germanic *slabrÅnÄ… (“to scrawl, make a mess"), from Proto-Indo-European *slap-, *slab- (“to be weak, be languid"). Cognate with Low German slabbern (“to slabber"), German schlabbern (“to slabber"), Icelandic slafra (“to slaver"). More at slaver.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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