Finally, she slithered into a finished dress: the ultimate chic sheath, a collarless long-sleeved navy blue garment.
And then, of course, not even an hour passed before he slithered down to those expectations and buckled.
But Johnny slithered into the shaft, crawled five hundred feet into the earth.
early 15c., variant of Middle English slidder "to slip, slide," from Old English slidrian "to slip, slide on a loose slope," a frequentative form of slidan "to slide" (see slide (v.)). For spelling change, cf. gather. Meaning "to walk in a sliding manner" is attested from 1848. In reference to reptile motion, attested from 1839. Related: Slithered; slithering.
"slithering movement," 1861, from slither (v.).