[ slahy-mee ]
/ ˈslaɪ mi /

adjective, slim·i·er, slim·i·est.

of or like slime.
abounding in or covered with slime.
offensively foul or vile.

Origin of slimy

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at slime, -y1

Related forms

slim·i·ly, adverbslim·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for slimy


/ (ˈslaɪmɪ) /

adjective slimier or slimiest

characterized by, covered with, containing, secreting, or resembling slime
offensive or repulsive
mainly British characterized by servility

Derived Forms

slimily, adverbsliminess, noun
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