slip·​shod | \ ˈslip-ˈshäd How to pronounce slipshod (audio) \

Definition of slipshod

1a : wearing loose shoes or slippers
b : down at the heel : shabby

Examples of slipshod in a Sentence

He did a slipshod job. Her scholarship is slipshod at best.

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There’s a good chance Pruitt’s first season in Knoxville will be smoother than the slipshod process through which the school settled on him as Butch Jones’s successor, but not by much. Chris Johnson,, "First-Year Outlooks for the SEC's Six New Head Coaches in 2018," 6 July 2018 My own opinion is that my body is a slipshod design. David Freeman /, NBC News, "10 top science minds tell what strange new body part they'd like to have," 28 Jan. 2018 Arsenal’s pressing is oddly inconsistent, often slipshod but occasionally brilliant. Jonathan Wilson,, "Manchester United, Arsenal Both Win in Alexis Sanchez, Henrikh Mkhitaryan Swap," 22 Jan. 2018 Second, the attack was slipshod: The ransoms were to be paid to a single email address, which security experts shut down in short order. Fred Kaplan, Slate Magazine, "The NSA’s Inadvertent Role in the Major Cyberattack on Ukraine," 30 June 2017 Children’s librarians, who saw themselves as crusaders for quality in a sector of publishing previously marked by slipshod and cavalier standards, regarded anything redolent of a low-budget series with suspicion. Laura Miller, Slate Magazine, "The wild, jubilant life of Margaret Wise Brown, author of Goodnight Moon.," 12 Jan. 2017 Case in point: a single slipshod swipe of this poppin' peach shade created an Insta-worth tango of color. Sophie Wirt, Allure, "I Got Mermaid Lash Extensions and Now My Eyes Look Magic," 10 Oct. 2017 But a review of court documents and public records found that his professional persona masked a history of chaotic and slipshod financial dealings, including a 2003 bankruptcy and nearly $400,000 in federal tax liens and other judgments against him. Vivian Yee And Jesse Mckinley, New York Times, "Federal Inquiry Into Cuomo Project in Buffalo Focuses on Ex-Senior Aide APRIL 29, 2016," 6 May 2016 Advocates of homeowner’s associations have steadfastly argued for owners’ right to sue over slipshod workmanship on what is often their biggest life investment. John Aguilar, The Denver Post, "Colorado Supreme Court gives a boost to builders in construction defects battle," 5 June 2017

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First Known Use of slipshod

1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for slipshod

slip entry 1

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The first known use of slipshod was in 1580

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English Language Learners Definition of slipshod

: very careless or poorly done or made


slip·​shod | \ ˈslip-ˈshäd How to pronounce slipshod (audio) \

Kids Definition of slipshod

: very careless Their work was slipshod.

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