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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Probably from Old English sloppe 'body waste'

slop

2 noun
     
slop2 [uncountable] also slops plural
1TA waste food that can be used to feed animals
2 British English dirty water or urine:
Prisoners had to use slop buckets at night.
3 informal food that is too soft and tastes bad:
Do you actually expect us to eat this slop?

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