Definition of slipper in English:


Line breaks: slip|per
Pronunciation: /ˈslɪpə


  • 1A comfortable slip-on shoe that is worn indoors.
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    • Another must for lounging, especially if you live in a cooler climate, is a comfortable pair of slippers.
    • If you know your dad loves lounging around the house, a pair of comfortable slippers are key.
    • I was only in my morning gown - no cloak - and on my indoors slippers.
    mule, moccasin, house shoe; North American slipperette
    rare pantofle, pantable, panton
  • 1.1A light slip-on shoe, especially one used for dancing.
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    • On her feet would be the black dancing slippers.
    • Penelope stamped down on his foot, which probably hurt her more, since she was wearing dancing slippers.
    • She carefully pulled on the blush pink silk dress, and placed the soft, same shade dancing slippers on her feet.


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  • Beat (someone) with a slipper: he didn’t slipper me hard
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    • One bulky geography master, built like a wrestler, spent most of a term slippering lads and talking about volcanoes.
    • I turned up on Friday, and the French teacher decided he was going to consult with senior staff rather than slipper me.
    • The parent website ‘is about corporal punishment, including caning, birching, strapping, paddling, slippering, spanking, etc.’



slippered feet
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  • We listened to the sound of the snow; a soft, shuffling sound that like slippered footsteps on the roof of the car.
  • I cringed and slowly backed away, the small silver bell in my right hand as I ran back toward the house, my leather slippered feet hitting the sand below me.
  • Glancing fearfully at her feverish husband lying on the simple bed, Larinda stood to her dainty slippered feet and padded into the narrow hallway.

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