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sloppy (adj.)

1727, "muddy," from slop (n.1) + -y (2). Meaning "loose, ill-fitting, slovenly" is first recorded 1825, influenced by slop (n.2). Related: Sloppily; sloppiness. Sloppy Joe was originally "loose-fitting sweater worn by girls" (1942); as a name for a kind of spiced hamburger, it is attested from 1961.

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Definitions of sloppy

sloppy (adj.)
lacking neatness or order;
a sloppy room
sloppy habits
sloppy (adj.)
wet or smeared with a spilled liquid or moist material;
a sloppy floor
a sloppy saucer
sloppy (adj.)
(of soil) soft and watery;
Synonyms: boggy / marshy / miry / mucky / muddy / quaggy / sloughy / soggy / squashy / swampy / waterlogged
sloppy (adj.)
not fitting closely; hanging loosely;
Synonyms: baggy / loose-fitting
sloppy (adj.)
excessively or abnormally emotional;
Synonyms: overemotional
sloppy (adj.)
marked by great carelessness;
sloppy workmanship
Synonyms: haphazard / slapdash / slipshod
From wordnet.princeton.edu