Etymology: from Middle Flemish sloovin "a scold" realated to sloef, "untidy, shabby," from P.Gmc. + O.Fr. suffix -ain, from Latin -anus Related to slob, slow, sloth, slush, slurp, sloof, slattern, and slut.
- A man or boy habitually negligent of neatness and order; -- the male equivalent of slattern, or slut; untidy, dirty.
- low, base, lewd
- (obsolete) immoral woman
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