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slipper

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adjective slip·per \ˈsli-pər\

Definition of slipper

chiefly dialect

  1. :  slippery



Origin of slipper

Middle English, from Old English slipor; akin to Middle Low German slipper slippery, slippen to slip


First Known Use: before 12th century


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slipper

noun slip·per

Simple Definition of slipper

  • : a light, soft shoe that is easily put on and taken off and that is worn indoors

Full Definition of slipper

  1. :  a light low-cut shoe that is easily slipped on the foot

slip·pered play \-pərd\ adjective

Origin of slipper

Middle English, from slippen to slip


First Known Use: 15th century




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