/sluv"euhn/, n.
1. a person who is habitually negligent of neatness or cleanliness in dress, appearance, etc.
2. a person who works, acts, speaks, etc., in a negligent, slipshod manner.
[1400-50; late ME sloveyn, perh. < MD slof careless (D slof careless, sloven to toil) + -inne fem. n. suffix]

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