Sloven meaning

slŭvən
One who is habitually careless in personal appearance or work.
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A person who is careless in appearance, habits, work, etc.; dirty or untidy person.
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Origin of sloven

  • Middle English slovein perhaps from Middle Flemish sloovin a scold, gossip from Middle Low German slôven to dress carelessly Dutch sloof untidy woman sleubh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition