Wagon vs Slurry - What's the difference?

wagon | slurry |

As nouns the difference between wagon and slurry

is that wagon is while slurry is any flowable suspension of small particles in liquid.

As a verb slurry is

to make a slurry (of some material).

As an adjective slurry is

slurred, tending to slur.



Alternative forms

* waggon (UK)


(en noun)
  • A four-wheeled cart for hauling loads.
  • A freight car on a railway.
  • A child's riding toy, four-wheeled and pulled or steered by a long handle in the front.
  • (US, Australia, slang) A station wagon (or SUV).
  • (slang) A paddy wagon.
  • A truck, or lorry.
  • (Ireland, slang, dated, derogatory) (A derogatory term for a woman); bitch; slapper; cow.
  • * 1974 , in Threshold , Issues 25–27, Lyric Players Theatre, page 96:
  • “I’m not like that; I know what you mean but I’m not like that. When you said a field I nearly laughed because I was in a field last week with Ursula Brogan behind the football pitch. We followed Cissy Caffery there and two boys from the secondary. She’s a wagon . She did it with them one after the other, and we watched.”
  • * 1990 , Roddy Doyle, The Snapper , Penguin Group (1992), ISBN 978-0-14-017167-9:
  • pages 30–31: —Don’t know. ——She hates us. It’s prob’ly cos Daddy called her a wagon at tha’ meetin’. ¶ Sharon laughed. She got out of bed. ¶ —He didn’t really call Miss O’Keefe a wagon, she told Tracy. —He was only messin’ with yeh.
  • * 1998 , Neville Thompson, Two Birds/One Stoned , Poolbeg:
  • page 8: “Well fuck yeh, yeh stuck-up little wagon .”

    Derived terms

    * broom wagon * bandwagon * chuck wagon * covered wagon * fall off the wagon * fix someone's wagon * hitch one's wagon to a star * jump on the bandwagon * meat wagon * on the bandwagon * on the wagon * off the wagon * paddy wagon * station wagon * waggoner * wagon train


    * German: (l) * Spanish:


    (en verb)
  • To transport by means of a wagon.
  • To travel in a wagon.
  • See also

    * (wikipedia "wagon")


    * * ----



    Etymology 1

    Unclear; probably related to (etyl) ; compare slur. From mid-15th c. (wikipedia slurry)


  • Any flowable suspension of small particles in liquid.
  • * 1981 , National Research Council (U.S.) Committee on Animal Nutrition, Feeding Value of Ethanol Production By-products , page 26,
  • While little information is available, it[distillers wet yeast] probably is similar to spent brewers yeast slurry .
  • * 2002 , R. Peter King, Introduction to Practical Fluid Flow , page 81,
  • The most important application of fluid flow techniques in the mineral processing industry is the transportation of slurries'. Whenever solid materials are in particulate form transportation in the form of a ' slurry is possible.
  • * 2006 , Mark A. Shand, The Chemistry and Technology of Magnesia , page 146,
  • Magnesium hydroxide slurry' consists of an aqueous suspension of particulate magnesium hydroxide. The principle sources of '''slurry''' are from seawater- or brine-produced magnesium hydroxide, natural brucite, or from the slaking of magnesium oxide powder. Magnesium hydroxide ' slurry is gaining in popularity as a replacement for caustic soda and lime in waste-water treatment applications.
  • * 2011 , Wan Renpu, Petroleum Industry Press staff (translators), Advanced Well Completion Engineering , page 259,
  • The other properties of cement slurry' and set cement are also related closely to cement ' slurry density.
  • (mining) Liquid waste from some types of mining, such as mountain top removal mining, usually very toxic and stored nearby in large dams.
  • * 2006 , Raymond N. Yong, Catherine N. Mulligan, Masaharu Fukue, Geoenvironmental Sustainability , page 145,
  • Slurry' tailings ponds are by far the major type of containment facilities for ' slurry tailings.
  • (agriculture) A mixture of animal waste, other organic material and sometimes water, stored in a slurry pit and used as fertilizer; also used in combination, as pig slurry , etc.
  • * 2004 , W. H. Rulkens, 11: Overview of resource recovery techmologies for biowaste'', Piet Lens, B. Hamelers, Harry Hoitink, Werner Bidlingmaier (editors), ''Resource Recovery and Reuse in Organic Solid Waste Management , page 249,
  • In the Netherlands, the most problematic agricultural waste is liquid pig manure or pig slurry .
    Derived terms
    * coal slurry * meat slurry * slurry pit * slurry wall


  • To make a slurry (of some material).
  • To apply a slurry (to).
  • Next week we will be slurrying the parking lot.

    Etymology 2

    From .


  • Slurred, tending to slur.
  • He spoke with a slurry''' voice.'' — ''His voice became progressively '''slurrier as he drank the three bottles of wine.