Saturday, August 09, 2014
Citations for slipshod
… Buck saw a slipshod and slovenly affiar, tent half stretched, dishes unwashed, everything in disorder…
At intervals were heard the tread of slipshod feet, and the chilly cry of the poor sweep as he crept, shivering, to his early toil…
Origin of slipshod
Slipshod is formed with the verb sense of slip "to move, flow, or go smoothly or easily" and shod, an adjective meaning "wearing shoes." Slipshod entered English in the late 1500s.