sling·​back ˈsliŋ-ˌbak How to pronounce slingback (audio)
plural slingbacks
: a strap on a shoe that loops around the back of the ankle leaving the heel exposed
a pump with a slingback
a slingback strap
: a shoe with a slingback
Selling out twice since launching late-summer, the sparkly slingbacks have become ubiquitous among influencers and fashion heads alike, thanks to their designer look and pocket-friendly price.Daisy Lester
Paired with a sleek slingback [=pair of slingbacks] and peplum top, they'll accompany you perfectly to a dinner out on the town.Brooke Frischer
often used before another noun
a slingback style/silhouette
I added a large multicolored pin to hold the scarf and pewter … slingback heels.Tammy Duos, quoted in The Advocate (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
She bought beige slingback pumps with a pink thread running through them, a beige skirt, a crisp pink cotton shirt and pink trench, and it fits with other pieces already in her closet.Wendy Navratil

Examples of slingback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nordstrom's shoe sales include these stylish slingback pumps with a pointed toe from Sam Edelman and strappy numbers with block heels that add height and support. Malia Griggs, Glamour, 15 July 2024 Related Articles Princess Sofía also wore a pair of Carolina Herrera slingback shoes. Julia Teti, WWD, 15 July 2024 The actress completed the look with a pair of black and white slingback heels and simple jewelry comprised of several rings and earrings. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 14 July 2024 Skip the stinky socks and opt for sandals like these Havaianas slides or these slingback flats, which are open at the heel. Alyssa Grabinski, Peoplemag, 3 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for slingback 

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of slingback was in 1940

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“Slingback.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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