slipup

noun
slip·​up | \ ˈslip-ˌəp How to pronounce slipup (audio) \

Definition of slipup

 (Entry 1 of 2)

slip up

verb
slipped up; slipping up; slips up

Definition of slip up (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to make a mistake : blunder

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Examples of slipup in a Sentence

Noun We were late because of a slipup in the schedule. the marketing director made sure there were no slipups for the important presentation Verb if you slip up in copying the data, the final result will of course be wrong
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Thought bubble: Biden’s slipup in the heat of the moment shows he is concerned about throwing olive branches to the left in order to energize young people that dominate Sanders’ base of support. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy: Examining the logic behind Trump filling up the Strategic Petroleum Reserve," 16 Mar. 2020 The media sometimes calls these gaffes, or slipups. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "The Pragmatic Roots of Biden’s Incoherence," 18 Sep. 2019 The media sometimes calls these gaffes, or slipups. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "The Pragmatic Roots of Biden’s Incoherence," 18 Sep. 2019 The media sometimes calls these gaffes, or slipups. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "The Pragmatic Roots of Biden’s Incoherence," 18 Sep. 2019 Despite the fourth-quarter slipup, the Huskies ended the evening limiting Vanderbilt to 38 percent shooting and forcing 23 turnovers, one more than the number of baskets the Commodores made from the field. Alexa Philippou, courant.com, "Megan Walker scores 25 points, leads UConn in 64-51 road win over Vanderbilt," 13 Nov. 2019 The media sometimes calls these gaffes, or slipups. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "The Pragmatic Roots of Biden’s Incoherence," 18 Sep. 2019 But some players disappeared at times, the team had a few too many slipups defensively, and its half-court offense lagged when Dangerfield was off the court. Alexa Philippou, courant.com, "What Geno Auriemma is most anxious to see from his team when the UConn women open the season against Cal on Sunday," 10 Nov. 2019 The media sometimes calls these gaffes, or slipups. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "The Pragmatic Roots of Biden’s Incoherence," 18 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of slipup

Noun

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of slipup was in 1854

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“Slipup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slipup. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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slipup

noun
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English Language Learners Definition of slipup

: a careless mistake

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