What does sloven mean?

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ˈslʌv ənsloven

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slob, sloven, pig, slovenly personnoun

    a coarse obnoxious person


  1. slovennoun

    A man or boy habitually negligent of neatness and order; -- the male equivalent of slattern, or slut; untidy, dirty.

  2. slovennoun

    low, base, lewd

  3. slovennoun

    immoral woman

  4. Etymology: From Middle Flemish sloovin related to sloef, from slup- + Old French suffix -ain, from Latin -anus Related to slob, slow, sloth, slush, slurp, sloof, slattern, and slut.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SLOVENnoun

    A man indecently negligent of cleanliness; a man dirtily dressed.

    Etymology: sloef, Dutch; yslyvn, Welsh, nasty, shabby.

    The ministers came to church in handsome holiday apparel, and that himself did not think them bound by the law of God to go like slovens. Richard Hooker.

    Affect in things about thee cleanliness,
    That all may gladly board thee as a flow’r:
    Slovens take up their stock of noisomeness
    Beforehand, and anticipate their last hour. George Herbert.

    For as when slovens do amiss
    At other doors. Hudibras.

    You laugh, half beau, half sloven if I stand;
    My wig half powder, and all snuff my band. Alexander Pope.


  1. sloven

    Slavs are the largest European ethnolinguistic group. They speak the various Slavic languages, belonging to the larger Balto-Slavic branch of the Indo-European languages. Slavs are geographically distributed throughout northern Eurasia, mainly inhabiting Central and Eastern Europe, and the Balkans to the west; and Siberia to the east. A large Slavic minority is also scattered across the Baltic states and Central Asia, while a substantial Slavic diaspora is found throughout the Americas, as a result of immigration.Present-day Slavs are classified into East Slavs (chiefly Belarusians, Russians, Rusyns, and Ukrainians), West Slavs (chiefly Czechs, Kashubians, Poles, Slovaks and Sorbs) and South Slavs (chiefly Bosniaks, Bulgarians, Croats, Macedonians, Montenegrins, Serbs and Slovenes).The vast majority of Slavs are traditionally Christians. However, modern Slavic nations and ethnic groups are considerably diverse both genetically and culturally, and relations between them – even within the individual groups – range from "ethnic solidarity to mutual feelings of hostility".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slovennoun

    a man or boy habitually negligent of neathess and order; -- the correlative term to slattern, or slut

  2. Etymology: [D. slaf careless, negligent, a sloven; akin to LG. sluf slovenly.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sloven

    sluv′n, n. a man carelessly or dirtily dressed:—fem. Slut.—n. Slov′enliness.—adj. Slov′enly, like a sloven: negligent of neatness or cleanliness: disorderly: done in an untidy manner.—adv. negligently.—n. Slov′enry (Shak.), slovenliness. [Old Dut. slof, sloef, Low Ger. sluf, slow, indolent.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sloven in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sloven in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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    an embarrassing mistake
    • A. descant
    • B. flub
    • C. caddie
    • D. gloat

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