[ sloh-per ]

  1. a person or thing that slopes.

  2. Tailoring. a basic pattern developed on paper by drafting or in cloth by draping, but with seam allowances omitted, used as a tool to create other patterns.

Origin of sloper


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

How to use sloper in a sentence

  • Lindsay sloper, too, told me that Chopin declined payment for the lessons he gave him.

  • Evidently Ali sloper or Suleiman was dressed in the height of local fashion.

    Cupid in Africa | P. C. Wren
  • I could get some delicate gray cashmere, and Mrs. sloper can cut and fit it, and you and I can make it evenings.

    Uncle Terry | Charles Clark Munn
  • It will be seen that I am describing a clever man; and this is really the reason why Dr. sloper had become a local celebrity.

    Washington Square | Henry James
  • Dr. sloper would have liked to be proud of his daughter; but there was nothing to be proud of in poor Catherine.

    Washington Square | Henry James