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

Examples of slipcover in a Sentence

We put a slipcover on the sofa.
Recent Examples on the Web The design of the slipcovers is also an important consideration. Maggie Gillette, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Mar. 2023 Packaging Cé Noir comes in a hefty box with a chrome silver slipcover embossed with the name of the fragrance. Jihan Forbes, Allure, 21 Dec. 2023 For under $900, this is the kind of couch that will last a long time without the cushions giving way, and users can even change up the slipcover to update its appearance. Alida Nugent, Peoplemag, 8 Jan. 2024 Arm covers are smaller, less expensive, and ultimately less noticeable than a full slipcover. Maggie Gillette, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Sep. 2023 While removing and washing your slipcovers can take some effort, small arm covers can easily be thrown in the washing machine and replaced when in need of a refresh. Maggie Gillette, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Sep. 2023 Instead of just having a removable slipcover, the entire Snuggle Me feeding pillow is safe to throw in the washer. Katrina Cossey, Parents, 29 Aug. 2023 The Jasper sofas in the living room have custom slipcovers in a Schumacher performance linen. Amy Chin, ELLE Decor, 17 Aug. 2023 Measuring 92 x 42 x 41 inches overall, the Mercer41 Stretch Velvet Plush Separate Box Cushion Sofa Slipcover features elastic bands to secure the slipcover around the edges and sides of the couch while its plush fabric remains soft and flat to the surface. Casey Clark, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 June 2023

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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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“Slipcover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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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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