When liquid things slosh, they move with a splash. If you stumble as you're carrying a cup of coffee to the table, your coffee may slosh over the edge of the cup.

Only something that's wet can slosh — water might slosh around in the bottom of a leaky rowboat, and soapsuds can slosh in a bathtub when a happy kid gets in. You can slosh tea into a mug, or slosh through puddles in your rain boots. The 1800's meaning of slosh was "slush or sludge," and the Middle English definition was "muddy place," probably from a combination of slush and slop.

Definitions of slosh
  1. verb
    spill or splash copiously or clumsily
    slosh paint all over the walls”
    synonyms: slosh around, slush, slush around
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    type of:
    plash, spatter, splash, splatter, splosh, swash
    dash a liquid upon or against
  2. verb
    make a splashing sound
    synonyms: slush, splash, splosh
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    type of:
    go, sound
    make a certain noise or sound
  3. verb
    walk through mud or mire
    synonyms: slop, splash, splosh, squelch, squish
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    type of:
    footslog, pad, plod, slog, tramp, trudge
    walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
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