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slipslop (SLIP-slop) noun

1. Trivial conversation or writing; twaddle.

2. Archaic. Unappetizing liquid or watery food; slops.

[Reduplication of slop.]

"(A) good many Russians still cling to this slipslop nurse for fear of finding disorders worse." Murray Kempton, Freedom Exceeds Nostalgia Russia, Newsday, 15 Dec 1993.

This week's theme: reduplicatives.

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