slipper Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun low footwear that can be slipped on and off easily; usually worn indoors
    carpet slipper.
  2. noun a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction
    slider; skidder.


Slip"per noun
  1. One who, or that which, slips.
  2. A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe.
  3. A kind of apron or pinafore for children.
  4. A kind of brake or shoe for a wagon wheel.
  5. (Mach.) A piece, usually a plate, applied to a sliding piece, to receive wear and afford a means of adjustment; -- also called shoe, and gib.
Slip"per adjective
AS. slipur.
  1. Slippery. Obs.
    O! trustless state of earthly things, and slipper hope Of mortal men. Spenser.

Webster 1913