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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English slymy, from Old English slīmiġ (slimy), equivalent to slime +‎ -y. Cognate with Dutch slijmig, slijmerig (slimy), German schleimig (slimy), Swedish slemmig (slimy).

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slimy (comparative slimier, superlative slimiest)

  1. Of or pertaining to slime
  2. resembling, of the nature of, covered or daubed with, or abounding in slime
    Synonyms: viscous, glutinous
    • 1798, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere
      Slimy things did crawl with legs
      Upon the slimy sea.
  3. (slang, figuratively) friendly in a false, calculating way; underhanded; sneaky.

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slimy (plural slimies)

  1. A ponyfish.

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