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slippy

[slip-ee]
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adjective, slip·pi·er, slip·pi·est.
  1. Informal. slippery.
  2. Chiefly British. quick; alert; sharp.
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Origin of slippy

First recorded in 1540–50; slip1 + -y1
Related formsslip·pi·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for slippy

Historical Examples

  • There was a crisp, white frost on the grass, but the middle of the road was not at all slippy.

    Terry

    Rosa Mulholland

  • And what can folks do when it rains this way and the roads so slippy?

    Maw's Vacation

    Emerson Hough

  • Because if your soles are as slippy as mine are, we shall never get up.

    Somehow Good

    William de Morgan

  • It was darker now and there were stones and bits of wood on the strand and slippy seaweed.

    Ulysses

    James Joyce

  • She says it is so slippy, every spoonful disappears so sudden it gives her an awful start.

    Bud

    Neil Munro


British Dictionary definitions for slippy

slippy

adjective -pier or -piest
  1. informal, or dialect another word for slippery (def. 1), slippery (def. 2)
  2. British informal alert; quick
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Derived Formsslippiness, noun
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