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 (â€œto sip, slurpâ€), from Old Dutch *slurpen, from Proto-Germanic *slarpanÄ… (â€œto sip, slurpâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *srebÊ°-, *srobÊ°- (â€œto sip, slurp, gulpâ€). Cognate with West Frisian slurvje (â€œto slurpâ€), German schlÃ¼rfen (â€œto sip, slurpâ€), Swedish slurpa (â€œto slurpâ€), Middle High German sÃ¼rfeln, sÃ¼rpfeln (â€œto sip, slurpâ€), Latin sorbeÅ (â€œto suck up, imbibe, absorbâ€).