: an article of clothing that is easily slipped on or off: such as
: a glove or shoe without fastenings
: a garment (such as a girdle) that one steps into and pulls up

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Gone are the impractical thin, rock-solid slip-on sandals and house slippers. Grace Wu, Good Housekeeping, 7 Mar. 2023 These slip-on shoes have a 4-way stretch fabric that's soft and extremely flexible, minimizing the risk of developing blisters or hotspots. Lindsay Modglin, Verywell Health, 6 Mar. 2023 Or opt for these super cute memory foam slip-on sneakers, whose faux leather exterior and diamond stitching can add flare to a variety of outfits, all without sacrificing comfort. Clara Mcmahon, Peoplemag, 4 Mar. 2023 Take these slip-on shoes from Clarks, for instance. Men's Health, 3 Mar. 2023 Prince Harry, on the other hand, went for a more casual look with dark jeans, a gray cardigan, and a dark blue tee paired with blue slip-on sneakers. Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 1 Mar. 2023 For extra edge, add in a sleek slip-on from Totême, The Row’s moon bag, and an anything-but-basic belt from Mango. Laura Jackson, Vogue, 28 Feb. 2023 Among the best Prime-exclusive deals are the Teva Women's Reember Mid Slip-on Shoes, which can be worn indoors as slippers or outdoors as slip-on booties and are up to 59 percent off (and selling out fast). Emily Belfiore, Travel + Leisure, 19 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slip-on was in 1815

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Cite this Entry

“Slip-on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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