Other Word Forms of Slur
Origin of Slur
From Middle English slore. Compare Old Norse slóðra (“to drag oneself along"). Cognate with Middle Low German sluren (“to trail in mud"). Related to dialect Norwegian sløra (“to be careless, to scamp, dawdle"), Danish sløre (“to wobble, be loose") (especially for wheels).
Probably from Middle English sloor mud
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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