slipup

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noun

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

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verb

slipped up; slipping up; slips up

intransitive verb

: to make a mistake : blunder

Example Sentences

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
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
This early preview of future Big 12 rivals — BYU is one of four teams joining the conference in 2023 — carries huge weight for Baylor, which is taking aim at the playoff and can't afford a slipup outside of the league play. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 11 Aug. 2022 Next in order is the AI Ethics washing which is a slipup. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 9 June 2022 After the fourth or fifth slipup, Chris interrupted Khalilzad. Michael Ames, The New Yorker, 7 Sep. 2021 Instead, the inning kept going, and Jace Peterson broke a 2-2 tie with a single off Jose Alvarez, a rare slipup for the lefty, who had been a magician of late. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Sep. 2021 With so much of the global economy—and global geopolitics—suddenly rotating around it, however, the consequences of any slipup could be severe. Jacky Wong, WSJ, 15 July 2021 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, 16 Mar. 2020 The media sometimes calls these gaffes, or slipups. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 18 Sep. 2019 The media sometimes calls these gaffes, or slipups. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 18 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slipup was in 1854

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Cite this Entry

“Slipup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slipup. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

slipup

1 of 2 noun
slip·​up ˈslip-ˌəp How to pronounce slipup (audio)

slip up

2 of 2 verb
slip-ˈəp
: to make a mistake : blunder
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