Definition of slipper in English:



  • 1A comfortable slip-on shoe that is worn indoors.

    • ‘If you know your dad loves lounging around the house, a pair of comfortable slippers are key.’
    • ‘Another must for lounging, especially if you live in a cooler climate, is a comfortable pair of slippers.’
    • ‘Smiling graciously, I took off my shoes and put on slippers.’
    • ‘Trade in those comfortable slippers for a grappling hook.’
    • ‘Someone had smoothed her hair and folded her hands across her chest, put her small, worn slippers back on her feet.’
    • ‘Rising from bed, she slipped into a cotton robe and worn slippers.’
    • ‘I was only in my morning gown - no cloak - and on my indoors slippers.’
    • ‘At the moment he was dressed in a pair of old slippers and a worn dressing gown, thrown over a set of striped flannel pyjamas.’
    • ‘You put your stuff in a locker which contains towels and nightwear (a Japanese robe) and shuffle around in indoor slippers.’
    • ‘Actually, they were more like slippers than shoes, but at least they were comfortable.’
    • ‘Sandals can double for slippers and a long T-shirt can double for a nightgown.’
    • ‘I do put holes in the tops of my slippers and shoes, though.’
    • ‘If I'm freezing in Winter, then the extra-thick, knee-high socks go on, as do the sneakers or slippers, depending on my location.’
    • ‘He was not wearing shoes but slip-ons or slippers.’
    • ‘That sweet position on your road bike should be as comfortable as your favorite pair of slippers - and once you find it, you won't want to give it up.’
    • ‘They wore delicate looking shoes, soft as slippers and as tough as boots.’
    • ‘They are like dainty, sexy slippers; the allure is to wear mules with bare legs.’
    • ‘The slipper or shoe should be such as to make the metatarsals of the foot visible and which do not cover the ankles.’
    • ‘Do I need to buy those patent leather loafers or a pair of velvet bedroom slippers?’
    • ‘It wouldn't be quite as bad if it was an actual shoe, but a slipper?’
    mule, moccasin, house shoe
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    1. 1.1 A light slip-on shoe, especially one used for dancing.
      • ‘Gradually light silk slippers were worn by the females, with the men having a tougher sole, and were made out of leather.’
      • ‘By the time they're lacing themselves into their blocked satin slippers and making their first tentative steps on pointe they will have passed the point of no return.’
      • ‘On her feet would be the black dancing slippers.’
      • ‘The rain that had haunted St Lucia for nearly two weeks was finally over so it was all clear to wear slippers instead of sneakers or boots.’
      • ‘When she performed the same piece at the Jazz Dance World Congress in slippers, was it then jazz dance?’
      • ‘She carefully pulled on the blush pink silk dress, and placed the soft, same shade dancing slippers on her feet.’
      • ‘In Alex's room, her ballet and jazz slippers are sitting comfortably on the floor, ready to be used again once Alex is back home.’
      • ‘She wanted to change from her uncomfortable formal slippers to more comfortable leather shoes, but there wasn't any time.’
      • ‘The pink satin of her slipper glowed softly and the ribbons sculpted her ankle.’
      • ‘Whether they take class on pointe (as most of them do) or in ballet slippers, they do it because it gives them something extra.’
      • ‘To go with the dress, Jimmy bought me a simple gold necklace and earrings and even golden dancing slippers.’
      • ‘Penelope stamped down on his foot, which probably hurt her more, since she was wearing dancing slippers.’
      • ‘For years National Dance Week has been underwritten by dancewear manufacturers with the aim of keeping sales of leotards and ballet slippers aloft.’
      • ‘So I buy the wrong footwear, a flimsy slipper when my climbing style is better suited to a model with a thin mid sole.’
      • ‘She looked at the hem of her dress and grunted in irritation, seeing that the hem was shredded and her light rose colored slippers were ripped and muddy.’
      • ‘He also treats his share of fractured and dislocated toes, which often occur when a dancer is wearing ballet slippers.’
      • ‘The gown was floor length and her emerald satin dancing slippers just barely peaked out from under her dress.’
      • ‘The dancers are in flat slippers, the costumes are in bold autumnal colours of magenta, orange and dark yellow, and the girls have their hair loose.’
      • ‘Slip them on over ballet slippers to keep your shoes clean, or give your feet a breather, and wear them solo.’
      • ‘She seemed to be wearing tights, and slippers that struck the floor lightly in rhythm with the song she played.’
      pump, mule
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  • Beat (someone) with a slipper:

    ‘he didn't slipper me hard’
    • ‘Persistent offenders who were sent out of class three times did face a stiffer punishment: either the cane or else the shame of being slippered in front of the whole class.’
    • ‘This amounted to being slippered three times on his buttocks through his shorts with a rubbersoled gym shoe by the headmaster in private.’
    • ‘The parent website ‘is about corporal punishment, including caning, birching, strapping, paddling, slippering, spanking, etc.’’
    • ‘One bulky geography master, built like a wrestler, spent most of a term slippering lads and talking about volcanoes.’
    • ‘I turned up on Friday, and the French teacher decided he was going to consult with senior staff rather than slipper me.’
    smack, slap, slipper, put someone over one's knee, thrash, cane, belt, leather, cuff
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