follow Dictionary.com

Why is the ninth month called September?

slipcover

[slip-kuhv-er] /ˈslɪpˌkʌv ər/
noun
1.
a cover of cloth or other material for a piece of furniture, as an upholstered chair or sofa, made so as to be easily removable.
2.
a book jacket.
verb (used with object)
3.
to cover with a slipcover.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; slip1 + cover
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for slip cover

slipcover

/ˈslɪpˌkʌvə/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a fitted but easily removable cloth cover for a chair, sofa, etc Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) loose cover
2.
(US & Canadian) a book jacket; dust cover
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for slipcover

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for slip

6
8
Scrabble Words With Friends