Simple Definition of slippery
: difficult to stand on, move on, or hold because of being smooth, wet, icy, etc.
: not easy to understand or identify in an exact way
: not able to be trusted
Full Definition of slippery
Examples of slippery
The trails were muddy and slippery.
Fish are slippery to hold.
The sign cautions: “Slippery when wet.”
Origin of slippery
alteration of Middle English slipper
First Known Use: circa 1500
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