slop-mop maroon

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Jeepster

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They’re wearing prewashed baggy-in-the-seat jeans, too-big T-shirts, too-big polo shirts hanging out at the bottom to make room for their bellies, too- tight khakis, ug - lee rumpled woolen ankle- high socks of rubber-mat black, paint-job green, and slop-mop maroon . . . and sneakers.

Tom Wolfe. Back to Blood

what color is ut and why? (what is slop-mop actually??)
 
  • owlman5

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    English-US
    When I see the odd phrase "slop-mop maroon", I think of a nasty purplish color that you might see on a mop as you were cleaning up a bathroom floor in some sleazy bar after somebody had puked all over that floor.
     
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    bibliolept

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    AE, Español
    Owlman is probably right: it's a maroon that reminds one of mopping up something unpleasant, like from a dirty kitchen floor, which is perhaps what slop refers to directly (and colorfully).
     
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