Slur Definition

slûr
slurred, slurring, slurs
verb
slurred, slurring, slurs
To pronounce rapidly and indistinctly, as by combining or dropping sounds.
Webster's New World
To talk about disparagingly or insultingly.
American Heritage
To pass over quickly and carelessly; make little of.
Webster's New World
To stain, smirch, or sully.
Webster's New World
To disparage or discredit; cast aspersions on.
Webster's New World
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noun
slurs
A disparaging remark; an aspersion.
American Heritage
The act or process of slurring.
Webster's New World
Something slurred, as a pronunciation.
Webster's New World
A blot, stain, or smear.
Webster's New World
Any remark or action that harms or is meant to harm someone's reputation; aspersion, reproach, stigma, etc.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Slur

Noun

Singular:
slur
Plural:
slurs

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).

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably from Middle English sloor mud

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

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