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[slip-ee] /ˈslɪp i/
adjective, slippier, slippiest.
Informal. slippery.
Chiefly British. quick; alert; sharp.
Origin of slippy
1540-50; slip1 + -y1
Related forms
slippiness, noun Unabridged
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  • It puts a slippy silicone layer right at that spot so that the friction is reduced.
British Dictionary definitions for slippy


adjective -pier, -piest
(informal or dialect) another word for slippery (sense 1), slippery (sense 2)
(Brit, informal) alert; quick
Derived Forms
slippiness, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for slippy

slip something over on someone

verb phrase

To deceive someone; con, flimflam: You can't slip this fraud over on the whole town

[1912+; fr baseball, ''to pitch the ball deceptively over the plate'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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