- to shake or agitate (a liquid or something in a liquid)
- to apply (a liquid) lavishly or carelessly
Origin of sloshvariant, variety of slush
- to splash or move clumsily through water, mud, etc.
- to splash about: said of a liquid
- the sound of liquid splashing about
verbsloshed, slosh·ing, slosh·es
- To spill or splash (a liquid) copiously or clumsily: slosh paint on the floor.
- To agitate in a liquid: slosh clothes in a solution of bleach and detergent.
- The sound of splashing liquid.
Origin of sloshPerhaps blend of slop1 and slush.
(third-person singular simple present sloshes, present participle sloshing, simple past and past participle sloshed)
- A quantity of a liquid; more than a splash
- As the show progressed, a dollop of backfin crabmeat and a slice of mozzarella was added to the veal, fresh sliced white mushrooms to the beef, followed by a slosh of white wine in one pan and a slosh of brandy in the other.
(onomatopoeia); compare splash, splosh.
By analogy with slash.