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slipper

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[ slip-er ]
/ ˈslɪp ər /
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noun
any light, low-cut shoe into which the foot may be easily slipped, for casual wear in the home, for dancing, etc.Compare bedroom slipper, house slipper.
verb (used with object)
to strike or beat with a slipper.
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Origin of slipper

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First recorded in 1470–80; slip1 + -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM slipper

slip·per·like, adjectiveun·slip·pered, adjective

Other definitions for slipper (2 of 2)

slipper2
[ slip-er ]
/ ˈslɪp ər /

adjective Older Use.

Origin of slipper

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before 1000; Middle English sliper,Old English slipor;see slippery
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British Dictionary definitions for slipper

slipper
/ (ˈslɪpə) /

noun
a light shoe of some soft material, for wearing around the house
a woman's evening or dancing shoe
cricket informal a fielder in the slip position
verb
(tr) informal to hit or beat with a slipper

Derived forms of slipper

slippered, adjectiveslipper-like, adjective
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