What does SLIPPER mean?

Definitions for SLIPPER
ˈslɪp ərslip·per

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slipper, carpet slippernoun

    low footwear that can be slipped on and off easily; usually worn indoors

  2. skidder, slider, slippernoun

    a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction


  1. slippernoun

    A low shoe that can be slipped on and off easily.

  2. slippernoun

    Such a shoe intended for indoor use; a bedroom or house slipper.

    Get out of bed, put on your slippers, and come downstairs.

  3. slippernoun

    A person who slips.

  4. slipperadjective


    O! trustless state of earthly things, and slipper hope / Of mortal men. uE000147813uE001 Spenser.

  5. Etymology: From slip.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Slipperadjective

    Slippery; not firm. Obsolete. Perhaps never in use but for poetical convenience.

    Etymology: slipur , Saxon.

    A trustless state of earthly things, and slipper hope
    Of mortal men, that swinke and sweat for nought. Edmund Spenser.

  2. Slippernoun

    or Slipshoe. A shoe without leather behind, into which the foot slips easily.

    Etymology: from slip.

    A gown made of the finest wool,
    Which from our pretty lambs we pull;
    Fair lined slippers for the cold,
    With buckles of the purest gold;
    A belt of straw and ivy buds,
    With coral clasps, and amber studs. Walter Raleigh.

    If he went abroad too much, she’d use
    To give him slippers, and lock up his shoes. King.

    Thrice rung the bell, the slipper knock’d the ground,
    And the press’d watch return’d a silver sound. Alexander Pope.


  1. Slipper

    Slippers are light footwear that are easy to put on and off and are intended to be worn indoors, particularly at home. They provide comfort and protection for the feet when walking indoors.


  1. slipper

    A slipper is a type of indoor footwear that is typically soft, lightweight, easy to put on and take off, and designed for comfort and warmth. It has a soft or smooth sole, and is often made of materials like felt, cloth, wool, or fur. Slippers can come in different styles, like open-heel, moccasin, boot, or novelty designs, and are primarily worn inside the house.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slippernoun

    one who, or that which, slips

  2. Slippernoun

    a kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe

  3. Slippernoun

    a kind of apron or pinafore for children

  4. Slippernoun

    a kind of brake or shoe for a wagon wheel

  5. Slippernoun

    a piece, usually a plate, applied to a sliding piece, to receive wear and afford a means of adjustment; -- also called shoe, and gib

  6. Slipperadjective


  7. Etymology: [AS. slipur.]


  1. Slipper

    A slipper or houseshoe is a semi-closed type of indoor/outdoor shoe, consisting of a sole held to the wearer's foot by a strap running over the toes or instep. Slippers are soft and lightweight compared to other types of footwear. They are mostly made of soft or comforting materials that allow a certain level of comfort for the wearer. This can range from faux fur to leather. Most slippers are worn in late autumn and winter and on occasion in other seasons. Slippers are cosy and most popular in cold countries.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Slipper

    A shoe into which the foot is easily slipped, more particularly among the Orientals, who dispense with the back leather clasping the heel.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SLIPPER in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SLIPPER in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of SLIPPER in a Sentence

  1. John Bunyan:

    If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot.

  2. William Parsons:

    He was an old sock and she was a glass slipper

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