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Slop-shop

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Slop-shop a shop where ready-made clothes are sold
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand., Ice. sloppr, a long robe—sleppa, to slip.

Usage

In literature:

And yet it was nothing but an ordinary suit of fifteen-dollar slop-shops.
"A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
It was then filled with grog-shops, brothels, slop-shops, and low lodging-houses.
"The Autobiography of a Quack And The Case Of George Dedlow" by S. Weir Mitchell
A Chinaman who wore a slop-shop blue suit and who held an open knife in his hand, stood beside him.
"The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu" by Sax Rohmer
In any slop shop, two shillings would have outfitted him complete as he stood before them.
"South Sea Tales" by Jack London
We're all turned out of the same old slop shop.
"Paul Kelver" by Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome
I say, Dick, lend me three sovs., just to buy a new suit at the slop-shop.
"A Simpleton" by Charles Reade
Nothing more remains to be said, except that Mrs. Gaston was never after compelled to work for the slop-shop men.
"Lizzy Glenn" by T. S. Arthur
Certainly Richard looked very seedy in his suit of slop-shop clothes.
"The Stillwater Tragedy" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
And yet it was nothing but an ordinary suit of fifteen-dollar slop-shops.
"A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Part 1." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Came out of a slop shop in the Mile End Road though, and learned 'er steps with the organ man in the court a-back of the jam factory.
"The Christian A Story" by Hall Caine
It was the first time that he had set foot there, and all understood that by this intrusion Mr. Daniel Kybird sought to place sea-captains and other dignitaries on a footing with the keepers of slop-shops and dealers in old clothes.
"At Sunwich Port, Complete" by W.W. Jacobs
And I rigged myself out at a slop-shop with suitable clothes for a steerage passenger.
"The Moorland Cottage" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Returning to the railway station I noticed a kind of slop shop which despite the early hour was already open.
"The Man with the Clubfoot" by Valentine Williams
Brown and I will back you up in it, and so will the slop-shop man.
"Short Story Classics (American) Vol. 2" by Various
Their clothes look as if they had been bought ready-made at a slop-shop.
"Town Life in Australia" by R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
A Chinaman, who wore a slop-shop blue suit and who held an open knife in his hand, stood beside him.
"The Devil Doctor" by Sax Rohmer
Bill was out, but she hurried forth again to a slop-shop with which she was well acquainted.
"Sunshine Bill" by W H G Kingston
It was, moreover, infinitely more agreeable than working for the slop-shops, or even for the most fashionable tailors.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865" by Various
I know a slop shop where there are generally some good six-shooters on sale.
"A Desperate Voyage" by Edward Frederick Knight
They're extra reinforced; not much like that slop-shop stuff.
"Jack Harvey's Adventures" by Ruel Perley Smith
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In poetry:

His dress wor black as black could be,
An th' latest fashion aw could see,
But yet they hung soa dawderly,
Like suits i' shops;
Bi'th' heart! yo mud ha putten three
Sich legs i'th' slops.
"A Strange Stooary" by John Hartley
The cantor bubbled, rattled. The Temple burned.
Lurch with me! phantoms of Varshava. Slop!
When I used to be,
who haunted, stumbling, sewers, my sacked shop,
roofs, a dis-world ai! Death was a German
home-country.
"Dream Song 41: If we sang in the wood (and Death is a German expert)" by John Berryman
And I went to a back back street, with plenty of cheap cheap shops,
And I bought an oilskin hat and a second-hand suit of slops,
And I went to LIEUTENANT BELAYE (and he never suspected ME!)
And I entered myself as a chap as wanted to go to sea.
"The Bumboat Woman's Story" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Slop, shop, fish-fry stop.
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