Definition of


  1. (adj, all) causing or tending to cause things to slip or slide
    a slippery bar of soap
    the streets are still slippy from the rain
  2. (adj, all) not to be trusted

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Synonyms of Slippery

slippy, tricky

Antonyms of Slippery


Alternate forms of Slippery

Derivations: slipperiness

Origin of the word Slippery

  1. 1530s, from slip (v.) (cf. O.E. slipor "slippery"). Metaphoric sense of "deceitful" is first recorded 1550s; slippery slope first attested 1951. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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