A slob is someone who's messy or lazy. Tuck your shirt in and wash the dishes, you slob!

You may think of your sister as a slob if she never cleans up after herself, leaving crumbs all over the house and clothes all over her room. It's a derogatory term, though, so think twice before you call her a slob out loud. An earlier meaning of the word was "muddy land," from the Irish slab, or "mud." The 1860s expression "slob of a man" led to the current definition of slob.

Definitions of slob
  1. noun
    a coarse obnoxious person
    synonyms: pig, sloven, slovenly person
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    litter lout, litterbug, litterer
    a person who litters public places with refuse
    slattern, slovenly woman, trollop
    a dirty untidy woman
    type of:
    a vulgar person (especially someone who makes a vulgar display of wealth)
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