a mistake, blunder, or oversight: Several slip-ups caused a delay in the delivery of the books.

Origin of slip-up

First recorded in 1850–55; noun use of verb phrase slip up

Synonyms for slip-up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for slip-up

Contemporary Examples of slip-up

Historical Examples of slip-up

  • We dont want any slip-up in the eight-oared race just because you want some fun.

  • If, however, there is a slip-up I will be dependent on my position for a living.

  • There was always the spectre of a slip-up, an aroused suspicion.


    Alan Edward Nourse

  • No chance of a slip-up in your information, is there, Chief?

    On Secret Service

    William Nelson Taft

  • Again blows were struck and again A inquired ferociously as to the cause of the slip-up.

    Pieces of Hate

    Heywood Broun