[ slip-ee ]

adjective,slip·pi·er, slip·pi·est.
  1. Informal. slippery.

  2. Chiefly British. quick; alert; sharp.

Origin of slippy

First recorded in 1540–50; slip1 + -y1

Other words from slippy

  • slip·pi·ness, noun

Words Nearby slippy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use slippy in a sentence

  • After all, “Alexandra mentioned her slippy rubber-soled boots a lot in her writing, too.”

  • Then, again enjoining her to "look slippy," she left the room.

    Sue, A Little Heroine | L. T. Meade
  • And he concluded by fixing the steward with a ferocious scowl and the familiar spur to action, “Look slippy naow!”

    The Viking Blood | Frederick William Wallace
  • Plenty hungry and thirsty, Mass Jim, an if havvy food to eat, den de time slippy along velly quickly.

    The Hero of Panama | F. S. Brereton
  • There's a hantle o' rough slippy bits o' life afore ye, my bonnie bairn, I'm thinkin'.

    Morag | Janet Milne Rae
  • But the Rajah only laughed in that nasty, slippy way he has and took her cigarette away and smoked it himself.

    The Lamp in the Desert | Ethel M. Dell

British Dictionary definitions for slippy


/ (ˈslɪpɪ) /

adjective-pier or -piest
  1. informal, or dialect another word for slippery (def. 1), slippery (def. 2)

  2. British informal alert; quick

Derived forms of slippy

  • slippiness, noun

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