slipshod

[slip-shod]
adjective
1.
careless, untidy, or slovenly: slipshod work.
2.
down-at-heel; seedy; shabby.
3.
Archaic. wearing slippers or loose shoes, especially ones worn at the heel.

Origin:
1570–80; slip1 + shod

slipshodness, slipshoddiness, noun


1. loose, sloppy, lax, messy.
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slipshod (ˈslɪpˌʃɒd)
 
adj
1.  (of an action) negligent; careless
2.  (of a person's appearance) slovenly; down-at-heel
 
[C16: from slip1 + shod]
 
'slipshoddiness
 
n
 
'slipshodness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

slipshod
1580, "wearing slippers or loose shoes," from slip (v.) + shod "wearing shoes." Sense of "slovenly, careless" is from 1815.
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Example sentences
Even more alarming were the slipshod industrial practices and lax regulatory
  oversight that allowed it to happen.
Small firms with slipshod standards are being replaced by bigger, better ones.
Despite the owner's presence, service can be a bit slipshod.
Police departments' own internal investigations are secretive or slipshod.
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