Etymology
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slipper (n.)

type of loose, light indoor footwear, late 15c., agent noun from slip (v.), the notion being of a shoe that is "slipped" onto the foot. Old English had slypescoh "slipper," literally "slip-shoe."

updated on October 12, 2013

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Definitions of slipper from WordNet

slipper (n.)
low footwear that can be slipped on and off easily; usually worn indoors;
Synonyms: carpet slipper
slipper (n.)
a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction;
Synonyms: skidder / slider
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