Definition of slip-on in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈslip ˌän/


(Especially of shoes or clothes) having no (or few) fasteners and therefore able to be put on and taken off quickly.
Example sentences
  • The casual cousins of slip-on sandals, flip-flops are basically nice shower shoes.
  • Aren't you tired of your boring, single-tone, slip-on sandals?
  • You'll be in the driver's seat this spring with this pair of pebble-leather, slip-on moccasins with contrast stitching.


A shoe or garment that can be easily slipped on and off.
Example sentences
  • I own both black lace-up smooth-toed shoes and a pair of black slip-ons (dressy penny loafers).
  • Don't forget to check out the footwear too - shoes, slip-ons, sandals and boots.
  • Traditionally, men shorten their pants so that they break at the third shoelace from the toe of the shoe (or the equivalent for loafers, slip-ons and other styles of laceless shoes).

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Syllabification: slip-on

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