sly·​boots ˈslī-ˌbüts How to pronounce slyboots (audio)
plural in form but singular in construction
: a sly tricky person
especially : one who is cunning or mischievous in an engaging way

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1700, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slyboots was circa 1700

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“Slyboots.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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