from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Marked by carelessness; sloppy or slovenly. See Synonyms at sloppy.
  • adj. Slovenly in appearance; shabby or seedy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Done poorly or too quickly; slapdash.
  • adj. Wearing slippers or similarly open shoes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Wearing shoes or slippers down at the heel.
  • adj. Figuratively: Careless in dress, manners, style, etc.; slovenly; shuffling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Wearing shoes or slippers down at the heel or having no counters, so that the sole trails after the foot.
  • Hence Appearing like one in slippers; careless or slovenly in appearance, manners, actions, and the like; loose; slovenly; shuffling: as, a slipshod style of writing.

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

  • adj. marked by great carelessness


slip + shodĀ ("wearing shoes"), originally "wearing slippers", "slovenly" is from early 19th century. (Wiktionary)



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