EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch slurpen, slorpen (to sip, slurp), from Old Dutch *slurpen, from Proto-Germanic *slarpaną (to sip, slurp), from Proto-Indo-European *srebʰ-, *srobʰ- (to sip, slurp, gulp). Cognate with West Frisian slurvje (to slurp), German schlürfen (to sip, slurp), Swedish slurpa (to slurp), Middle High German sürfeln, sürpfeln (to sip, slurp), Latin sorbeō (to suck up, imbibe, absorb).

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VerbEdit

slurp (third-person singular simple present slurps, present participle slurping, simple past and past participle slurped)

  1. (transitive) To eat or drink noisily.
    They sat in the kitchen slurping their spaghetti.
    • December 2015, Elizabeth Royte, “Vultures Are Revolting. Here’s Why We Need to Save Them”, in National Geographic[1]:
      As the crowd cackles and caws, a white-backed vulture snakes its head deep into the wildebeest’s eye socket and hurriedly slurps, with grooved tongue, whatever it can before being ripped from its place at the table.
  2. (intransitive) To make a loud sucking noise.
    The mud slurped under our shoes.

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NounEdit

slurp (plural slurps)

  1. A loud sucking noise, especially one made in eating or drinking.
  2. A mouthful of liquid sucked up.
    I took another slurp of my soup.

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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch slurp, variant of slurf.

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NounEdit

slurp (plural slurpe)

  1. trunk (extended nasal organ of an elephant)
    • 2007, Marthinus Christoffel Botha, Ons en die maan. Natuurroman, Protea Boekhuis,, →ISBN, page 186:
      Hy hou hom koel deur sy ore ritmies te waai terwyl hy sy slurp spelerig heen en weer swaai.
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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

A variant form of slurf which is instead directly derived from slurpen; slurf is derived through the variant form slurven.

NounEdit

slurp m or f (plural slurpen, diminutive slurpje n)

  1. a gulp that involves slurping noises
  2. a slurping noise, especially when drinking or eating
  3. (archaic, dialectal) Alternative form of slurf (trunk).
    • 1849, W. Vrolik, De vrucht van den mensch en van de zoogdieren, G. M. P. Londonck (publ.), description of plate 54.
      Aan den wortel der slurp zit een klein beenstuk, hetwelk door bandachtige zelfstandigheid met het voorhoofdsbeen vereenigd is.
    • 1871, Pieter Harting, Leerboek der vergelijkende ontleedkunde. Eerste deel. Morphologie der ongewervelde dieren, H. C. A. Campagne (publ.), page 364
      De wand van den slurp bestaat uit een binnenste laag van kring- en een buitenste van lengte-spieren, welke laatste zich in de reeds genoemde terugtrekkende spier voortzetten.
    • 1892, "De olifant", in Antonie S. Reule Nzn (ed.), Kinder-courant. Weekblad voor onze jongens en meisjes, vol. 13, K. Fuhri (publ.), page 107.
      De groote slagtanden, die soms 2 à 2½ M. lang zijn en het kostbare elpenbeen of ivoor opleveren, hebben allen gemeen, als ook de slurp.

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

slurp

  1. first-person singular present indicative of slurpen
  2. imperative of slurpen