slip·​cov·​er ˈslip-ˌkə-vər How to pronounce slipcover (audio)
: a cover that may be slipped off and on
specifically : a removable covering for an article of furniture

Example Sentences

We put a slipcover on the sofa.
Recent Examples on the Web But there are also dog beds, a giant sofa with a slipcover, and a really casual vibe. Danielle Pergament, Allure, 9 Nov. 2022 So Granny’s sofa got a slipcover instead of being replaced, the old oak floors were painted rather than refinished—layers were added, but nothing got tossed. Kareem Rashed, Robb Report, 28 Aug. 2022 Sectionals can be upholstered or covered (meaning the slipcover or fabric covering can be removed, washed, and replaced for a totally new look). Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Sep. 2022 Reinvigorate the look of your existing headboard by sewing up a simple slipcover to pull over the top. Alyssa Longobucco, House Beautiful, 16 Sep. 2022 There's an inner two-piece polycarbonate shell that snaps over and under the Pixel, and then a thick synthetic rubber slipcover goes over for extreme durability. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, 22 July 2022 Popping them in the washing machine is a low-maintenance, low-cost method of keeping the furniture clean, according to slipcover sewer Andrae, in Hartland. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 Feb. 2022 If your furniture isn’t a standard silhouette, Cutler recommends using a custom slipcover, ideally one in an easy-to-clean outdoor material that will withstand use. Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2021 In other words, the sculpture is composed of a slipcover fitted over an iconic Minimalist cube. Los Angeles Times, 12 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slipcover was in 1856

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Cite this Entry

“Slipcover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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slip·​cov·​er ˈslip-ˌkəv-ər How to pronounce slipcover (audio)
: a removable covering for a piece of furniture
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