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  1. meaningless or trifling talk or writing.
  2. Archaic. sloppy or weak food or drink.
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Origin of slipslop

First recorded in 1665–75; gradational compound based on slop1
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Examples from the Web for slip-slop

Historical Examples

  • The ingenious Mr Cargrim was by no means pleased with this slip-slop method of conducting business.

    The Bishop's Secret

    Fergus Hume

  • He could only drive in a slip-slop amateur way and aimlessly zigzagged down the sloping bank which fell away to the high road.

    Red Money

    Fergus Hume

  • There was no slip-slop, burlesque, or indistinctness about William Cobbett.

  • Here is a specimen of the slip-slop with which so many thousand reams of paper have lately been spoiled.

  • Your morning draught was well enough, but we don't care for your evening slip-slop.

    Over the Teacups

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

British Dictionary definitions for slip-slop


  1. Southern African a rubber-soled sandal attached to the foot by a thong between the big toe and the next toe
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  1. archaic weak or unappetizing food or drink
  2. informal maudlin or trivial talk or writing
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