nip slip


variants or nip-slip
plural nip slips or nip-slips
: accidental and usually public exposure of a woman's nipple
The Oscars is an elegant event, but even a classy affair couldn't stop an inevitable nip slip.Ashleigh Schmitz
As most know, Super Bowl coverage in the past has seen its fair share of turmoil. Most infamously, Janet Jackson's legendary nip-slip of 2004 almost cost CBS more than $500,000 in Federal Communications Commission fines.Lee McDade

Examples of nip slip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the midst of one mic transfer, Nicki unhooked one of the dress straps, which resulted in a temporary nip slip. Michael Saponara, Billboard, 25 Mar. 2024 Not every performance goes off without a hitch — sometimes there’s a nip slip. Shania Russell,, 25 Mar. 2024 One order of preppy-sporty for the girlies, hold the nip slip thanks to the adjustable tie-back strap. Hannah Oh, Seventeen, 22 Feb. 2023

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Word History


nip short for nipple

First Known Use

2002, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nip slip was in 2002

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Cite this Entry

“Nip slip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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