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Dictionary Definition

sloven n : a coarse obnoxious person [syn: slob, pig, slovenly person]

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English

Etymology

from Middle Flemish sloovin "a scold" realated to sloef, "untidy, shabby," from + O.Fr. suffix -ain, from Latin -anus Related to slob, slow, sloth, slush, slurp, sloof, slattern, and slut.

Noun

  1. A man or boy habitually negligent of neatness and order; -- the male equivalent of slattern, or slut; untidy, dirty.
  2. low, base, lewd
  3. immoral woman

Dutch

Noun

sloven
  1. Plural of sloof

Norwegian

Noun

  1. Person from Slovenia

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Romanian

Etymology

sloven

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. In the context of "of a person": Slovene, Slovenian

Declension

Noun

  1. a Slovene/Slovenian person

Declension

Swedish

Noun

sloven
  1. A person from Slovenia, chiefly male

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