: 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 This slip-on shoe is available in three colors and features pull tabs in the front and back so kids can easily slide their feet in. Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 10 July 2024 Consider snagging a pair of waterproof boots for rainy weather, slip-on sneakers for everyday wear, or running shoes that double as kicks for your next hiking adventure. Lauren Dana Ellman, Condé Nast Traveler, 8 July 2024 Featuring suede uppers and linings, the Birkenstock Uji sandals give the brand's classic slip-ons a stylish new look. Marilyn La Jeunesse, Travel + Leisure, 6 July 2024 Their slip-on design and lightweight fit provide you with support and comfort throughout the day. Mia Meltzer, Rolling Stone, 3 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for slip-on 

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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 17 Jul. 2024.

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