English word sloppy comes from English slop, English -y.
Sloppy detailed word origin explanation
|slop || English (eng) ||(transitive) In the game of pool or snooker to pocket a ball by accident; in billiards, to make an ill-considered shot.. (transitive) To spill liquid upon; to soil with a spilled liquid.. (transitive) to feed pigs. (transitive) to spill or dump liquid, especially over the rim of a container when it moves. (archaic, costers) A policeman. (chiefly, plural) Inferior, weak drink or liquid food.. [...] |
|-y || English (eng) ||Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.. Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin. Forming diminutive nouns. Also used for familiar and pet names as a term of endearment. Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning “having the quality of”.. Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to". |
|sloppy || English (eng) ||Imprecise or loose.. Messy; not neat, elegant, or careful.. Very wet; covered in or composed of slop. |
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