- a woman who is careless and sloppy in her habits, appearance, work, etc.
- a sexually promiscuous woman; slut
Origin: from dialect, dialectal slatter, to spill, slop from or akin to Old Norse slattari, idler
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Origin: Perhaps from dialectal slattering, slovenly, present participle of dialectal slatter, to slop.