Slipshodness

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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slipshod
1580, "wearing slippers or loose shoes," from slip (v.) + shod "wearing shoes." Sense of "slovenly, careless" is from 1815.
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