Origin of slurpDutch slurpen, to sip, lap, akin to German schlürfen; probably ultimately ; from Indo-European echoic base an unverified form serbh-, to slurp from source Classical Latin sorbere, to suck in
verbslurped, slurp·ing, slurps
- A loud sucking noise made in eating or drinking.
- Slang A mouthful of a liquid: took a slurp of grape juice.
Origin of slurpDutch slurpen.
(third-person singular simple present slurps, present participle slurping, simple past and past participle slurped)
From Middle Dutch slurpen, slorpen (“to sip, slurp”), from Old Dutch *slurpen, from Proto-Germanic *slarpaną (“to sip, slurp”), from Proto-Indo-European *srebʰ-, *srobʰ- (“to sip, slurp, gulp”). Cognate with West Frisian slurvje (“to slurp”), German schlürfen (“to sip, slurp”), Swedish slurpa (“to slurp”), Middle High German sürfeln, sürpfeln (“to sip, slurp”), Latin sorbeō (“to suck up, imbibe, absorb”).