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slipper

adjective slip·per \ ˈsli-pər \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of slipper

chiefly dialectal

Origin and Etymology of slipper

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


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slipper

noun

Definition of slipper

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

slippered

play \ˈsli-pərd\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of slipper

Middle English, from slippen to slip



SLIPPER Defined for English Language Learners

slipper

noun

Definition of slipper for English Language Learners

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


SLIPPER Defined for Kids

slipper

noun slip·per \ ˈsli-pər \

Definition of slipper for Students

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


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