[ haf-slip, hahf- ]
/ ˈhæfˌslɪp, ˈhɑf- /


a woman's skirtlike undergarment, usually of a straight or slightly flared shape and having a narrow elasticized waistband.

Origin of half-slip

First recorded in 1950–55
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Examples from the Web for half-slip

  • You wrap the fabric around yourself once, tuck the top into your half-slip, fold a few pleats, and tuck them into the same slip.

    My Mother's Last Sari|Madhulika Sikka|May 7, 2010|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for half-slip



a woman's topless slip that hangs from the waistAlso called: waist-slip

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