slimier; slimiest
: of, relating to, or resembling slime : viscous
also : covered with or yielding slime
slimily adverb
sliminess noun

Examples of slimy in a Sentence

Get your slimy fingers off my jacket. please remove your slimy boots before coming into the house
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of slimy was in the 14th century

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“Slimy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


slimier; slimiest
: of, relating to, or resembling slime : viscous
: covered with or producing slime
sliminess noun

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