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slipstick

[ slip-stik ]
/ ˈslɪpˌstɪk /
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noun Informal.
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Origin of slipstick

First recorded in 1930–35; slip1 + stick1
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How to use slipstick in a sentence

  • Want to tell our preoccupied slipstick and test-tube boys in the rim before we roll her, or just wait and see what happens?

    Where I Wasn't Going|Walt Richmond
  • But somebody produced a slipstick and began to juggle it expertly.

    Sand Doom|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
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