slimy

adjective \ ˈslī-mē \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of slimy

slimier; slimiest
1 : of, relating to, or resembling slime : viscous; also : covered with or yielding slime

slimily

play \ˈslī-mə-lē\ adverb

sliminess

play \ˈslī-mē-nəs\ noun

Examples of slimy in a Sentence

  1. Get your slimy fingers off my jacket.

  2. please remove your slimy boots before coming into the house

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First Known Use of slimy

14th century


SLIMY Defined for English Language Learners

slimy

adjective

Definition of slimy for English Language Learners

  • : covered with slime

  • : resembling slime

  • : very dishonest, bad, or immoral


SLIMY Defined for Kids

slimy

adjective \ ˈslī-mē \

Definition of slimy for Students

slimier; slimiest
1 : having a slippery feel or look
2 : covered with slime
  • slimy rocks


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