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
    Commented Sep 9, 2014 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. Commented Sep 9, 2014 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
    Commented Sep 9, 2014 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. Commented Sep 9, 2014 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
    Commented Sep 9, 2014 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
    Commented Sep 10, 2014 at 2:08
  • This answer would be improved with a dictionary citation and definition.
    – Kit Z. Fox
    Commented Sep 10, 2014 at 2:20

Slavering - defined as to let saliva run from the mouth

source - google's dictionary.


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. Commented Sep 9, 2014 at 23:29
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    Saliva and the Control of Its Secretion section 8. Commented Sep 9, 2014 at 23:29
  • @medica - nice description!! Wouldn't it fit the picture shown?
    – user66974
    Commented Sep 10, 2014 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. Commented Sep 10, 2014 at 5:38
  • @medica - I do appreciate it..thanks for your contribution :))
    – user66974
    Commented Sep 10, 2014 at 5:41

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


We often use the verb:


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


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
    Commented Jul 24, 2018 at 11:35

If you are open to more medical-sounding terms,





all refer to the excessive flow of saliva.

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    This answer would be improved with a dictionary citation and definition.
    – Kit Z. Fox
    Commented Sep 10, 2014 at 2:20
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    it's bureaucratic pedantry like you display here which so often dissuades even marginally creative suggestions .
    – anonymous
    Commented Sep 10, 2014 at 4:49
  • The tour is a good place to start, along with other material in the Help Center and the FAQs on Meta.
    – Andrew Leach
    Commented Sep 10, 2014 at 6:52
  • You should feel free to join the Meta discussion about using dictionaries to answer questions.
    – Kit Z. Fox
    Commented Sep 10, 2014 at 13:34

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