slipper

adjective
slip·​per | \ ˈsli-pər How to pronounce slipper (audio) \

Definition of slipper

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly dialectal

slipper

noun

Definition of slipper (Entry 2 of 2)

: a light low-cut shoe that is easily slipped on the foot

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Other Words from slipper

Noun

slippered \ ˈsli-​pərd How to pronounce slippered (audio) \ adjective

Examples of slipper in a Sentence

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Many Japanese also take off their street shoes and wear slippers or sandals while inside their offices. Washington Post, "In #MeToo era, Japanese woman slams #KuToo heels dress codes," 5 June 2019 The power-assist slipper clutch really lets this baby rip confidently through it’s 6 speeds. David Curcurito, Popular Mechanics, "A Day on the New Indian FTR 1200, Then Tequila," 16 May 2019 There are even tiny white slippers tucked beside with it, sweetly and almost discreetly. Jill Gleeson, Good Housekeeping, "Menopause Doesn't Make Me Invisible," 5 Oct. 2018 Ballet slippers evoked the dance tradition very literally, while open toe heels featured crisscross strapping in a take on a ballerina’s shoe. Thomas Adamson, The Seattle Times, "Dior and Gucci theatrically kick off Paris Fashion Week," 24 Sep. 2018 The Bathroom My large, black-tiled bathroom had double sinks and was stocked with slippers and a robe from Mitre Linen, a luxury brand from Britain, and toiletries from Cinnabar Green, a skin-care line from Kenya that uses natural ingredients. New York Times, "At a Kigali Hotel, Luxury and Light," 12 May 2018 The singer's known for walking around in house slippers and even owns a fuzzy brown pair from Louis Vuitton. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Sophie Turner Wore Her Cozy Louis Vuitton House Slippers Outside," 3 Apr. 2019 It’s sometimes fear of failure dressed up in slippers and pajamas. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, "What I Learned From Having an On-Call Astrologer for a Week," 1 Apr. 2019 Filling Diana Ross and Michael Jackson’s shoes -- or silver slippers and straw hat, technically -- is a tall order, but the cast of the 2015’s The Wiz Live! did right by the soulful take on The Wizard of Oz with plenty of lung-power behind it. Hilary Hughes, Billboard, "From 'Jesus Christ Superstar' to 'Hairspray' and Beyond: TV's Best Live Musicals, Ranked," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of slipper

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for slipper

Adjective

Middle English, from Old English slipor; akin to Middle Low German slipper slippery, slippen to slip

Noun

Middle English, from slippen to slip

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The first known use of slipper was before the 12th century

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slipper

noun

English Language Learners Definition of slipper

: a light, soft shoe that is easily put on and taken off and that is worn indoors

slipper

noun
slip·​per | \ ˈsli-pər How to pronounce slipper (audio) \

Kids Definition of slipper

: a light low shoe that is easily slipped on the foot and is made to be worn indoors

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