slipper

adjective
slip·​per | \ ˈsli-pər \

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 \ adjective

Examples of slipper in a Sentence

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Catherine Deneuve, Loulou de la Falaise, Tilda Swinton, and Haider Ackermann (who recently posted an Instagram of his striped Liwan slippers) are among those who have tread a path to their door. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "This Is the Paris Shop Where Haider Ackermann Buys Slippers," 23 Jan. 2019 The slippers, which are only $5, feature the Drew House's happy face logo, are all gone. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Hailey Baldwin Showed Off Justin Bieber's New Clothing Line – Here's Where You Can Buy It," 26 Dec. 2018 Meghan Markle appeared to wear the Queen's favorite nail polish, Essie Ballet slippers, for her royal wedding to Prince Harry. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Eugenie Is a Royal Nail Art Rebel—But Will She Go Safe On Her Wedding Day?," 9 Oct. 2018 Hailey Baldwin is already repping her hubby’s new merch, showing off her Drew House slippers on Instagram. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Hailey Baldwin Showed Off Justin Bieber's New Clothing Line – Here's Where You Can Buy It," 26 Dec. 2018 As the show draws to a close, the artists regroup in a press room where some of them change into slippers before huddling together to watch the final performances. Alisa Wolfson, Country Living, "'The Voice' Behind-the-Scenes Secrets That No One Ever Knew," 15 Dec. 2018 Orthofeet also offers an assortment of shoe styles, but this slipper is a bestseller thanks to its orthotic insole and comfy cushioning around the heel and ball of your foot. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Plantar Fasciitis Shoes, According to Experts," 4 Dec. 2018 Not ballet slipper pink but more like a pink that’s been soaked in pinot noir. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show sells a fantasy of empowerment. I sorta believed it.," 3 Dec. 2018 Meghan Markle reportedly also wore ballet slippers for her own wedding back in May, while Kate Middleton kind of broke the mold on her wedding day with the shade Essie Allure, a different sheer pink. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Princess Eugenie Got Married in the Same $9 Essie Nail Polish Meghan Markle Wore for Her Wedding," 15 Oct. 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 \

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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