1. a cover of cloth or other material for a piece of furniture, as an upholstered chair or sofa, made so as to be easily removable.
  2. a book jacket.
verb (used with object)
  1. to cover with a slipcover.

Origin of slipcover

First recorded in 1885–90; slip1 + cover Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for slipcover


  1. US and Canadian a fitted but easily removable cloth cover for a chair, sofa, etcAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): loose cover
  2. US and Canadian a book jacket; dust cover
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