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[slip-er] /ˈslɪp ər/
any light, low-cut shoe into which the foot may be easily slipped, for casual wear in the home, for dancing, etc.
verb (used with object)
to strike or beat with a slipper.
Origin of slipper1
1470-80; slip1 + -er1
Related forms
slipperlike, adjective
unslippered, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for slippers
  • Many slide along so close to the ground that they are more akin to slippers.
  • The suitcase contained a size seven red felt pair of slippers.
  • Relaxing when you watch the game is easy as one, two and three with these one-of-a-kind slippers.
  • In addition to slippers provided by your host, you'll find a different set of slippers outside the bathroom.
  • Dorothy's ruby slippers, other items at reopened museum.
  • Guests are able to choose the type of pillow that they want to use and also receive a robe and slippers.
  • Forget about room service, plump pillows and slippers.
  • Bathrobes and slippers are also provided along with fresh flowers and fruit.
  • Put on your fuzzy slippers and grab a coffee and relax ops.
  • Then they darken the lights, put on fuzzy slippers and a movie, and wait.
British Dictionary definitions for slippers


a light shoe of some soft material, for wearing around the house
a woman's evening or dancing shoe
(cricket, informal) a fielder in the slip position
(transitive) (informal) to hit or beat with a slipper
Derived Forms
slippered, adjective
slipper-like, adjective
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Word Origin and History for slippers



type of loose, light indoor footwear, late 15c., agent noun from slip (v.), the notion being of a shoe that is "slipped" onto the foot. Old English had slypescoh "slipper," literally "slip-shoe."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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