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EtymologyEdit

From slip +‎ -y. Compaer Old English slipiġ (slippy, slimy, viscid).

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AdjectiveEdit

slippy (comparative slippier, superlative slippiest)

  1. (slightly informal) Slippery.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Chapter 13
      It was darker now and there were stones and bits of wood on the strand and slippy seaweed.
  2. (dialectal, dated) Spry, nimble.

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