Slippiness Slip"pi*ness, n. Slipperiness. [R.] ``The slippiness of the way.'' --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

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  • slippiness — noun The state or condition of being slippy …   Wiktionary

  • slippiness — slippˈeriness or slippˈiness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑slip …   Useful english dictionary

  • slippy — slippiness, n. /slip ee/, adj., slippier, slippiest. 1. Informal. slippery. 2. Chiefly Brit. quick; alert; sharp. [1540 50; SLIP1 + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • slippy — adjective (slippier, slippiest) informal slippery. Phrases look (or be) slippy Brit. dated be quick. Derivatives slippiness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • slippy — /ˈslɪpi/ (say slipee) adjective Colloquial 1. slippery. 2. nimble, quick, or sharp: *Come on, look slippy now! –george johnston, 1964. {slip1 + p + y1} –slippiness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • slippy — adj. (slippier, slippiest) colloq. slippery. Phrases and idioms: look (or be) slippy Brit. look sharp; make haste. Derivatives: slippiness n …   Useful english dictionary

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