Etymology
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slob (n.)

1780, "mud, muddy land," from Irish slab "mud, mire dirt," itself probably borrowed from English slab "muddy place" (c. 1600), from a Scandinavian source (compare Icelandic slabb "sludge"). The meaning "untidy person" is first recorded 1887, from earlier expressions such as slob of a man (1861).

updated on October 12, 2013

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Definitions of slob from WordNet

slob (n.)
a coarse obnoxious person;
Synonyms: sloven / pig / slovenly person
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