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I'm looking for a word that describes this happy fellow:

this happy fellow
source: imgur.com

I don't think frothing is the right word. It isn't froth or foam, but sticky wads of spit.

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    There is the aphorism, Say it, don't spray it! – bib Sep 9 '14 at 18:00
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    Having just absent-mindedly clicked on the link, I can also add that it doesn’t lead anywhere—the address bar just goes empty and no page loads (at least in Safari), which just makes the link all the more suspicious-looking. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Sep 9 '14 at 18:03
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    I'd say that man is foaming at the mouth (or, if he had also just developed an incapacitating fear of water), rabid. – Dan Bron Sep 9 '14 at 18:06
  • @JanusBahsJacquet the server itself is owned by Google, and is used for photo storage. Still, not being a regular image link is annoying. Firefox asks me to download something called unnamed.webp, which doesn't seem legit. – Matt E. Эллен Sep 9 '14 at 18:10
  • @MattЭллен WebP is a lossless image format created by Google… and so far, supported by nobody else. The link works in Chrome, but not FF or IE, for instance. – choster Sep 9 '14 at 18:18
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The word slobbering comes to mind.

More often used to describe the drooling of a dog but is perfectly acceptable for the picture given.

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    Slobbering has more a connotation of sloppy, unwonted drooling—not in the sense of wild, raging abandon that the OP means. A better answer is given below by Oldcat. – Robusto Sep 10 '14 at 2:08
  • This answer would be improved with a dictionary citation and definition. – Kit Z. Fox Sep 10 '14 at 2:20
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Slavering - defined as to let saliva run from the mouth

source - google's dictionary.

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To drool: (from TFD)

  • To let saliva or liquid spill out from the mouth.

Could Anger cause Excessive saliva (Drooling)?

Source: www.ehealthme.com

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    Just a medical fyi. Anger activates the sympathetic branch of the autonomous nervous system which diminishes salivary flow; relaxing (parasympathetic branch) increases it. Angry people spit because they're too busy screaming to swallow the saliva that they do have. – anongoodnurse Sep 9 '14 at 23:29
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    Saliva and the Control of Its Secretion section 8. – anongoodnurse Sep 9 '14 at 23:29
  • @medica - nice description!! Wouldn't it fit the picture shown? – user66974 Sep 10 '14 at 5:35
  • Yes, it would. This was kind of a response to your offering of could anger cause excessive saliva. I'm glad you weren't offended by my comment. :) I did not want to offend. – anongoodnurse Sep 10 '14 at 5:38
  • @medica - I do appreciate it..thanks for your contribution :)) – user66974 Sep 10 '14 at 5:41
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Spittling works as a rare present participle of spittle, most often used to refer to spit when ejecting from the mouth.

Sources: Googling "define spittle" gives the definition, "saliva, especially as ejected from the mouth." I believe Google get their definitions from the Oxford English Dictionary.

Also, the spittling form: WordSense; Wiktionary

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We often use the verb:

splutter

... to indicate someone spitting whilst speaking loudly, aggressively or when very emotional. Here's the link to the word in the Google dictionary: spluttering

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Try GLEEK. It refers to the squirt of saliva ejected involuntarily when you open your mouth. Most common when you are salivating over food expected to be special but I think in this instance it fits.

https://www.google.com/search?q=gleek Link brings up several pages of information.

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    Is this a regional word? I've never heard of it nor is it in my dictionary. Please add a dictionary reference so that others can verify this word is used. – Laurel Jul 24 '18 at 11:35
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If you are open to more medical-sounding terms,

sialorrhea

ptyalism

hypersalivation

drooling

all refer to the excessive flow of saliva.

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