slipper

1
[ slip-er ]
/ ˈslɪp ər /

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.

Nearby words

  1. slipover,
  2. slippage,
  3. slipped disc,
  4. slipped disk,
  5. slipped hernia,
  6. slipper bath,
  7. slipper chair,
  8. slipper foot,
  9. slipper satin,
  10. slipper sock

Origin of slipper

1
First recorded in 1470–80; slip1 + -er1

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

slipper

2
[ slip-er ]
/ ˈslɪp ər /

adjective Older Use.

Origin of slipper

2
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 Formsslippered, adjectiveslipper-like, adjective

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Word Origin and History for slipper

slipper

n.

type of loose, light indoor footwear, late 15c., agent noun from slip (v.), the notion being of a shoe that is "slipped" onto the foot. Old English had slypescoh "slipper," literally "slip-shoe."

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