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dialectal English variant of slipe:3


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plural -s
: a narrow passage
specifically : one between the transept and chapter house or deanery in an English cathedral

Word History



probably from Flemish slijpe place for slipping in and out, from Middle Flemish slijpen to slip, slip out; akin to Middle Dutch slippen to slip

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“Slype.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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