Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SLEPPER, n., v. Also slepr (Jak.); slepra. [′slɛpər]

I. n. A mire of melting snow, slush. Cf. Slopra. Sh. 1894 Williamson MSS. (5 Jan.):
If he lowses sleet out o dis, he'll be a slepra certainly.
Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928):
Da eart' is a' in a slepr.

II. v. To eat in a dirty messy manner (Sh. 1970). Cf. Slerp.

[Cf. Faer. slapur, slipur, anything wet and slimy, and Slerp. But prob. influenced by Slipper.]

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