Overslop

A cassock or gown; a loose, baggy garment; those worn by butchers identified their trade; abbr. as 'slop', whence our 'sloppy'.

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • Overslop — O ver*slop , n. [AS. oferslop.] An outer garment, or slop. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overslop — 950 to end of 14th century term for a gown, stole, cassock or surplice. P …   Medieval glossary

  • overslop — …   Useful english dictionary

  • slop — slop1 /slop/, v., slopped, slopping, n. v.t. 1. to spill or splash (liquid). 2. to spill liquid upon. 3. to feed slop to (pigs or other livestock). v.i. 4. to spill or splash liquid (sometimes fol. by about): The children happily slopped about in …   Universalium

  • Slop — 1) A bag with magic powers, used to steal milk from cows. 2) A loose baggy garment. Cf. Overslop …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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