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[slip-ee] /ˈslɪp i/
adjective, slippier, slippiest.
Informal. slippery.
Chiefly British. quick; alert; sharp.
Origin of slippy
First recorded in 1540-50; slip1 + -y1
Related forms
slippiness, noun Unabridged
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  • The work-logged physician's weekly holiday came to be respected in slippy Bend.

    The Trail of Conflict Emilie Baker Loring
  • There was a crisp, white frost on the grass, but the middle of the road was not at all slippy.

    Terry Rosa Mulholland
  • Our mounts'll be tied up along by the wheelers, so as we kin get at 'em slippy ef we want.

    Indian and Scout F. S. Brereton
  • Because if your soles are as slippy as mine are, we shall never get up.

    Somehow Good William de Morgan
  • And what can folks do when it rains this way and the roads so slippy?

    Maw's Vacation Emerson Hough
  • It was darker now and there were stones and bits of wood on the strand and slippy seaweed.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • slippy McGee had been the greatest cracksman in all America.

  • We couldn't get to the station at slippy Bend in time if we tried.

    The Trail of Conflict Emilie Baker Loring
  • We had an ill walk, for there hath been frost after snow, and the roads be slippy as they were greased with butter.

    Joyce Morrell's Harvest Emily Sarah Holt
  • Why, what do you suppose you'd have done with little old slippy?

British Dictionary definitions for slippy


adjective -pier, -piest
(informal or dialect) another word for slippery (sense 1), slippery (sense 2)
(Brit, informal) alert; quick
Derived Forms
slippiness, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for slippy



Quick; fast (1847+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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