Slip is defined as to slide out of place or to quietly move without being seen.(verb)
The definition of a slip is a mistake in judgment or footing.(noun)
An example of slip is accidentally telling someone about her surprise birthday party.
See slip in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME slippen < MLowG, akin to OHG slifan < IE *(s)leib-, to glide, slip < base *(s)lei-, slimy: see slide
Origin: ME slippe < MDu < slippen, to cut
Origin: ME < OE slyppe, slypa, paste, slime, dropping < IE base *(s)leub-, to glide, slip > sleeve, L lubricus, slippery
See slip in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb slipped slipped, slip·ping, slips verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English slippen
Origin: , probably of Middle Low German or Middle Dutch origin; see lei- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Probably from Middle Low German
Origin: or Middle Dutch slippe.
Origin: Middle English, slime
Origin: , from Old English slypa; see sleubh- in Indo-European roots.
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