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One who is habitually careless in personal appearance or work.
[Middle English slovein, perhaps from Middle Flemish sloovin, a scold, gossip, from Middle Low German slôven, to dress carelessly; akin to Dutch sloof, untidy woman; see sleubh- in Indo-European roots.]
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a person who is habitually negligent in appearance, hygiene, or work
[C15: probably related to Flemish sloef dirty, Dutch slof negligent]
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1. a person who is habitually unclean or untidy in dress, appearance, or the like.
2. a person who works, acts, speaks, etc., in a negligent, slipshod manner.
[1400–50; late Middle English sloveyn, perhaps < Middle Dutch slof careless + -inne feminine n. suffix]
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|Noun||1.||sloven - a coarse obnoxious person |
vulgarian - a vulgar person (especially someone who makes a vulgar display of wealth)
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sloven[ˈslʌvn] N (in appearance) → persona f desgarbada, persona f desaseada; (at work) → vago/a m/f
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