: 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

Examples of slip-on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Springer wore a white Tyvek robe and blue slip-ons and stood with his hands cuffed, with a blue mask pulled down over his chin. John Annese, New York Daily News, 9 June 2024 The slip-on sandals make getting ready easy, and they’re made with Birkenstocks’ signature cork footbed. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 9 June 2024 For a more elevated look than your classic slip-ons, these neutral, sporty slides from Tory Burch are worth a spot in your suitcase. Meaghan Kenny, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Mar. 2024 Foam insoles provide all the cushioning necessary to pad your feet from irritation, and a slip-on design also makes these shoes easy to grab in a hurry. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 3 June 2024 Rather than slip-ons, these Sperrys are duck boot style, with laces that are secured with a barrel tie. Casey Clark, Parents, 1 June 2024 The Proenza and Vans new slip-ons are available on and and retails for $200. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 31 May 2024 Its slip-on silhouette is flexible and breathable, nixing the pesky break-in period and offering an immediately comfortable fit. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 30 May 2024 Currently boasting a $25 discount, this simple pair of slip-on shoes will carry you through travel days, walking tours, and beyond, all while adding an inexplicable cool factor to your favorite travel outfits. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 24 May 2024

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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 24 Jun. 2024.

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