| The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.|
|ADJECTIVE:||Inflected forms: slip·per·i·er, slip·per·i·est|
1. Causing or tending to cause sliding or slipping: a slippery sidewalk. 2. Tending to slip, as from one's grasp: a slippery bar of soap. 3. Not trustworthy; elusive or tricky: How extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is (James Agee).
|ETYMOLOGY:||Alteration of obsolete slipper, from Middle English, from Old English slipor. See lei- in Appendix I.|
|OTHER FORMS:||slipper·i·ness NOUN|
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