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 *slarpanÄ… (“to sip, slurp"), from Proto-Indo-European *srebÊ°-, *srobÊ°- (“to sip, slurp, gulp"). Cognate with West Frisian slurvje (“to slurp"), German schlÃ¼rfen (“to sip, slurp"), Swedish slurpa (“to slurp"), Middle High German sÃ¼rfeln, sÃ¼rpfeln (“to sip, slurp"), Latin sorbeÅ (“to suck up, imbibe, absorb").