slipper

1 [slip-er]
noun
1.
any light, low-cut shoe into which the foot may be easily slipped, for casual wear in the home, for dancing, etc. Compare bedroom slipper, house slipper.
verb (used with object)
2.
to strike or beat with a slipper.

Origin:
1470–80; slip1 + -er1

slipperlike, adjective
unslippered, adjective
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slipper

2 [slip-er]
adjective Older Use.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English sliper, Old English slipor; see slippery

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slipper (ˈslɪpə)
 
n
1.  a light shoe of some soft material, for wearing around the house
2.  a woman's evening or dancing shoe
3.  informal cricket a fielder in the slip position
 
vb
4.  informal (tr) to hit or beat with a slipper
 
'slippered
 
adj
 
'slipper-like
 
adj

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slipper
type of footwear, 1478, from slip (v.), the notion being of a shoe that is "slipped" onto the foot.
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Example sentences
As a warm comfortable house slipper, with a thick foam sole and padded upper, or as a decorative piece for your home or office.
The ballet slipper has been a staple for the hip crowd even when platform shoes are all the rage.
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