[slip-on, -awn]


made without buttons, straps, zippers, etc., so as to be put on easily and quickly: a slip-on blouse; slip-on shoes.


something made this way, especially an article of clothing.

Origin of slip-on

First recorded in 1805–15; adj., noun use of verb phrase slip on Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for slip-on

Contemporary Examples of slip-on

Historical Examples of slip-on

  • Say, next time you try wearin' a kiosk as a slip-on sweater you'd better train down for the act.

  • Another suit of slip-on clothes with an Ecklin heater, and his lounging moccasins were in a pack on his back.

    Loot of the Void

    Edwin K. Sloat

British Dictionary definitions for slip-on



(of a garment or shoe) made so as to be easily and quickly put on or off


a slip-on garment or shoe
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