from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Slippery.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Slippery.
  • Sloppy.
  • Full of slips: said of rocks which are full of joints or cracks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Slippery.

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  • adjective Slippery.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective causing or tending to cause things to slip or slide


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  • The back is quite slippy which is a minor problem, both in the hand and, when it's left laying around on things.

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  • Hall gets out in time to clear, but that was a hairy moment on a slippy pitch.26 mins: Great curving ball into the area from Beckham on the right, Cristman does better here, breaking clear but heading over under a challenge from Hainault.

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  • As they ship neared land, Terra fingered the slippy trigger on her hand-me-down rifle.

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  • (adjective) - Slippery. Not an abbreviation, but a pure Saxon word, and as shown by Mr. Todd, of Old English usage, not withstanding which the great lexicographer characterized it as a barbarous provincial term, from slip. --John Brockett's Glossary of North Country Words, 1825

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