1. (also slabber) to kiss; also in fig. use (see cite 1821).
|Anatomie of Abuses 99: For what clipping, what culling, what kissing and bussing, what smouching and slabbering one of another.|
|Life’s Painter 139: Bung all come back once more / They slabber’d little Joey.|
|Cobbet’s Wkly Pol. Register 8 Sept. 28/2: May the whole nation never know sway or friendship other than those of that worthy pair Castlereagh and Sidmouth, whom they are now huzzaing, huugging and slobbering.|
|Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous 238: This Lord was much given to hugging and slobbering.|
|Tamworth Herald 8 May 3/7: She could be careful not to slobber a kiss [...] There is much virtue in a kiss when well delivered.|
|Sheffield Eve. Teleg. 26 July4/4: Pretty ladies make friends wherever they go [...] they meet again, and of course kiss and slobber over each other.|
|Sporting Times 2 May 1/5: When Moses went to meet his father-in-law, ‘he did obeisance and kissed him,’ and the nasty habit still obtains amongst most great rulers—and some boxers. Pedlar Palmer, for instance, invariably slobbered his man.|
|Manchester Courier 10 Feb. 8/6: I’ll tell you what marriage is — it’s slobber, giggle and snigger.|
|DAUL 198/1: Slobber, v. To give a slobber.et al.|
2. in prize-fighting, unscientific if enthusiastic punching.
|Annals of Sporting 1 Mar. 200/1: Slobbering was the order of the day, science was sent to the dogs, and they both rattled away.|
|Annals of Sporting 1 May 361/2: Nothing of consequence was done but slobbering in the next ten rounds.|
3. to talk sentimental, mawkish nonsense.
|Westmorland Gaz. 14 May 2/3: ‘John Podishpot,’ who annoys us with his ridiculous nonsense from Askham, is an A.S.S. [...] Let him slobber on.|
|Luton Times (Beds.) 24 July 4/6: They are gone now, thank goodness, perchance to slobber and gush with the Ward Beechers.|
|(con. c.1840) Huckleberry Finn 212: By and by the king he gets up and comes forward a little, and works himself up and slobbers out a speech, all full of tears and flapdoodle.|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 5 Nov. 29/2: They want a thing who’ll cadge them jobs, / From Beersheba to Dan; / They want a fraud who’ll creep for votes / And kiss the voter’s toe, / Who’ll meekly slobber every friend, / And fawn on every foe.|
|Naval Occasions 95: She evinced no outward desire to ‘slobber’.‘That which Remained’ in|
|Working Bullocks 115: There would be no slobbering ... none of this blather about love.|
|Barker II i: A nipple like you goes out an’ sleeps with the first sexy little dame he meets up with an’ then slobbers about love!|
|Put on the Spot 75: Kinky was potted, but he sat up with a jerk an’ he slobbers at me an’ wants to know what the hell.|
|Western Dly Press 18 June 7/4: The host of harpies who are always eager to pounce upon the occupants of perambulors and slobber over them.|
|Harder They Fall (1971) 289: Even the people who had been [...] putting the knock on him, were slobbering about what a pal they had lost.|
|Catcher in the Rye (1958) 133: Finally, when they were all done slobbering around, old Sally introduced us.|
|(con. 1930s) Lawd Today 62: If you talk to a crackbrain two minutes he’ll start slobbering about Roosia!|
|Picture Palace 49: Even if they had slobbered over every blessed picture in the place they would not have understood.|
|Star Trib. (Minneapolis, MN) 4 May 23/1: ‘I really (slobber, slobber, slobber) like you man,’ he lied.|
|Guardian Weekend 20 Nov. 39: A malevolent tom-kitten who persuades his smothering mother to stop slobbering all over him.|
4. (US) to cry.
|Marvel 22 Oct. 5: I tink it’s better dan slobbering like a whipped child.|
|From Coast to Coast with Jack London 35: Society will slobber over and tenderly care for every hobo who receives a deserved bump.|
|Milk and Honey Route 214: Slob sister – a moocher who weeps to his clients.|
|This Gutter Life 97: ‘Don’t you slobber either,’ he warned.|
|End as a Man (1952) 35: That meant eight more licks [...] so the freshman began to slobber like hell, just begging up a storm, saying it’d kill him.|
|Sexus (1969) 470: When it came to home and mother they slobbered like wailing mice.|
|Scene (1996) 209: He was crying. ‘Shut up your slobbering, Tubbs.’.|
5. to masturbate.
|Last Toke 127: Jive ole Mr. Simon don’t know what he missin’ slobberin’ ’stead o’ pokin’.|