- careless, untidy, or slovenly: slipshod work.
- down-at-heel; seedy; shabby.
- Archaic. wearing slippers or loose shoes, especially ones worn at the heel.
Origin of slipshod
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1. loose, sloppy, lax, messy.
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Examples from the Web for slipshod
What a shame that a slipshod approach by the Obama administration to such a crucial issue has put it all at risk.Sinn Fein Boss Gerry Adams Wanted This Murder Bust
May 1, 2014
In Paris, the slipshod condition of the army had been publicly denounced.The Paliser case
Sick of slipshod morality, men were sending for their wives and children.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
The slipshod Russian way of handling things gets on his nerves.Trapped in 'Black Russia'
It's a job that cannot be done in slipshod, haphazard manner.Medal of Honor
Dallas McCord Reynolds
Nothing must be sloven or slipshod; every door, every fence, must be kept in repair.Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
Booker T. Washington
- (of an action) negligent; careless
- (of a person's appearance) slovenly; down-at-heel
C16: from slip 1 + shod
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Word Origin and History for slipshod
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