slip·​py ˈsli-pē How to pronounce slippy (audio)
slippier; slippiest

Example Sentences

bathtubs are a little too slippy for the elderly residents, so grab rails are standard fixtures
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Word History

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slippy was in 1548

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Cite this Entry

“Slippy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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