What does sloppy mean?

Definitions for sloppyˈslɒp i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sloppy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sloppy(adj)

    lacking neatness or order

    "a sloppy room"; "sloppy habits"

  2. sloppy(adj)

    wet or smeared with a spilled liquid or moist material

    "a sloppy floor"; "a sloppy saucer"

  3. boggy, marshy, miry, mucky, muddy, quaggy, sloppy, sloughy, soggy, squashy, swampy, waterlogged(adj)

    (of soil) soft and watery

    "the ground was boggy under foot"; "a marshy coastline"; "miry roads"; "wet mucky lowland"; "muddy barnyard"; "quaggy terrain"; "the sloughy edge of the pond"; "swampy bayous"

  4. baggy, loose-fitting, sloppy(adj)

    not fitting closely; hanging loosely

    "baggy trousers"; "a loose-fitting blouse is comfortable in hot weather"

  5. overemotional, sloppy(adj)

    excessively or abnormally emotional

  6. haphazard, slapdash, slipshod, sloppy(adj)

    marked by great carelessness

    "a most haphazard system of record keeping"; "slapdash work"; "slipshod spelling"; "sloppy workmanship"


  1. sloppy(Adjective)

    Very wet; covered in or composed of slop.

    The dog tracked sloppy mud through the kitchen!

  2. sloppy(Adjective)

    Messy; not neat, elegant, or careful.

    The carpenter did a sloppy job of building the staircase.

  3. sloppy(Adjective)

    Imprecise or loose.

    A sloppy measurement; a sloppy fit!

  4. Origin: From slop, + -y suffix.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sloppy

    wet, so as to spatter easily; wet, as with something slopped over; muddy; plashy; as, a sloppy place, walk, road

  2. Origin: [From Slop.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sloppy in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sloppy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Paul Nolte:

    Even though the market closed up on Friday, more stocks were lower for the week and that points to weakness, we could see some sloppy action for the next couple of sessions.

  2. Brian Pow:

    I think it's going to be very earnings-driven, it's a sloppy market because it's summer time. But yes, people will be focusing on some of the bigger names to see how they perform.

  3. Superintendent Michael Harrison:

    I am extremely disgusted and outraged by the lack of professionalism and integrity shown by this officer, this is an example of sloppy police work with a clear intent to cover it up, and it will not stand.

  4. Chuck Haggard:

    In the year 2015 we shouldn’t be talking about using pool rifles, the entire point of patrol rifles is to have a precision weapon system. Pooled rifles are a sloppy way to do business and dangerous to bystanders.

  5. Aaron Stein:

    What gives us pause about this attack is that while the others were haphazard and sloppy ... the size of this explosion suggests something more sophisticated, that would suggest organisation beyond a lone wolf cooking up something in their kitchen.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • недоизкусуренBulgarian
  • schlampigGerman
  • desprolijoSpanish
  • epätarkka, vetinen, väljä, vetelä, huolimatonFinnish
  • hanyag, felületesHungarian
  • ぐちゃぐちゃ, だらしない, ずさんJapanese
  • hakurara, hakirara, pakirara, hakuhakutai, kūrarirariMāori
  • slordigDutch
  • desleixadoPortuguese
  • неря́шливый, сля́котный, свобо́дный, неаккура́тный, небре́жный, мо́крыйRussian

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