slopwork etymology

English word slopwork comes from English slop, English work

Detailed word origin of slopwork

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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.. [...]
work English (eng) (countable) A fortification.. (countable) A literary, artistic, or intellectual production.. (heading) Product; the result of effort.. (heading, uncountable) Effort.. (heading, uncountable) Employment.. (mining) Ore before it is dressed.. (physics) A measure of energy expended in moving an object; most commonly, force times distance. No work is done if the object does not move.. (physics, [...]
slopwork English (eng) (figuratively) Hasty, slovenly work of any kind.. Clothing of this kind.. The manufacture of slops, or cheap ready-made clothing.

Words with the same origin as slopwork

Descendants of work
inwrought weisure