- loosefitting outer garments; specif.,
- a smock, coveralls, or the like
- Archaic baggy trousers or breeches
- clothing, bedding, etc. issued or sold to sailors
- cheap, ready-made clothing
Origin of slopsMiddle English sloppes, plural of slop, sloppe ; from Old English -slop (as in oferslop, loose outer garment); akin to sliefe, sleeve
- plural form of slop Scraps that will be fed to animals, particularly to hogs.
- I don't mind slopping the hogs, I just mind the stench of the slops.
- (in the plural, nautical, dated) clothing and bedding issued to sailors
- (in the plural, nautical, dated) sailors' breeches ending just below the knees or above the ankles, worn mainly in XVIII century
- (in the plural, dated) The dirty wastewater of a house.
- (A direct quote from: 1897 Universal Dictionary of the English Language, v 4 p 4310)