sloven

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈslʌvən/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(sluvən)



WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
slov•en  (sluvən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person who is habitually negligent of neatness or cleanliness in dress, appearance, etc.
  2. a person who works, acts, speaks, etc., in a negligent, slipshod manner.
  • Middle Dutch slof careless (Dutch slof careless, sloven to toil) + -inne feminine noun, nominal suffix
  • late Middle English sloveyn, perh. 1400–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
sloven /ˈslʌvən/ n
  1. a person who is habitually negligent in appearance, hygiene, or work
Etymology: 15th Century: probably related to Flemish sloef dirty, Dutch slof negligent
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