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slanderously
adverb see slander II
slanderousness
noun see slander II
slang
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1756 1. language peculiar to a particular group: as a. argot b. jargon 2 2. an informal nonstandard vocabulary composed ...
slangily
adverb see slang I
slanginess
noun see slang I
slanging match
noun Date: 1896 chiefly British a heated exchange of abuse
slanguage
noun Etymology: blend of slang and language Date: 1879 slangy speech or writing
slangy
adjective see slang I
slant
I. verb Etymology: Middle English slenten to fall obliquely, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect slenta to slope, Old Norse sletta to throw carelessly Date: 1644 ...
slant height
noun Date: 1798 1. the length of an element of a right circular cone 2. the altitude of a side of a regular pyramid
slantingly
adverb see slant I
slantways
adverb see slant II
slantwise
adverb or adjective see slant II
slanty
adjective see slant II
slap
I. noun Etymology: Middle English slop, from Middle Dutch; akin to Middle Dutch slippen to slip Date: 14th century dialect British opening, breach II. transitive ...
slap down
transitive verb Date: 1842 1. to prohibit or restrain usually abruptly and with censure from acting in a specified way ; squelch 2. to put an abrupt stop to ; suppress
slap on the wrist
phrasal a gentle usually ineffectual reprimand
slap shot
noun Date: 1942 a shot in ice hockey made with a swinging stroke
slap-up
adjective Date: circa 1823 chiefly British first-rate, bang-up
slapdash
adjective Date: circa 1792 haphazard, slipshod
slaphappy
adjective Date: 1936 1. punch-drunk 2. buoyantly or recklessly carefree or foolish ; happy-go-lucky
slapjack
noun Etymology: 2slap + -jack (as in flapjack) Date: 1796 1. pancake 2. a card game in which each player tries to be the first to slap a hand on any jack that appears faceup
slapstick
noun Date: 1896 1. a device made of two flat pieces of wood fastened at one end so as to make a loud noise when used by an actor to strike a person 2. comedy stressing farce ...
slapsticky
adjective see slapstick
slash
I. verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1548 intransitive verb to lash out, cut, or thrash about with or as if with an edged blade transitive verb 1. to cut with or as ...
slash pine
noun Etymology: 3slash Date: circa 1882 a pine (Pinus elliottii) of the southeastern United States that has two or three needles in a cluster and is a source of turpentine, ...
slash pocket
noun Date: 1742 a pocket suspended on the wrong side of a garment from a finished slit on the right side that serves as its opening
slash-and-burn
adjective Date: 1939 1. characterized or developed by felling and burning trees to clear land especially for temporary agriculture 2. extremely ruthless and unsparing
slasher
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1559 one that slashes; especially a person who mutilates or kills with an edged blade
slashing
I. adjective Date: 1593 1. incisively satiric or critical 2. driving, pelting 3. vivid, brilliant • slashingly adverb II. noun Date: 1576 1. the act or process of ...
slashingly
adverb see slashing I
slat
I. transitive verb (slatted; slatting) Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse sletta to throw carelessly Date: circa 1587 1. strike, pummel 2. to hurl ...
slate
I. noun Etymology: Middle English sclate, slate, from Anglo-French *esclat, from esclater to splinter, break off, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German zesleizzen, ...
slate black
noun Date: 1887 a nearly neutral slightly purplish black
slate blue
noun Date: 1796 a grayish-blue color
slatelike
adjective see slate I
slater
noun Date: 14th century 1. one that slates 2. [slate (I); from its color] a. wood louse b. any of various marine isopods
Slater
biographical name Samuel 1768-1835 American (English-born) industrialist
slatey
adjective see slaty
slather
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1843 a great quantity — often used in plural II. transitive verb (slathered; slathering) Date: 1866 1. to use or spend in a ...
slating
noun Date: 15th century the work of a slater
slatted
adjective see slat II
slattern
I. noun Etymology: probably from German schlottern to hang loosely, slouch; akin to Dutch slodderen to hang loosely, slodder slut Date: circa 1639 an untidy slovenly woman; ...
slatternliness
noun see slatternly
slatternly
adjective Date: 1677 1. untidy and dirty through habitual neglect; also careless, disorderly 2. of, relating to, or characteristic of a slut or prostitute • ...
slaty
also slatey adjective Date: circa 1529 of, containing, or characteristic of slate; also gray like slate
slaughter
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse slātra to slaughter; akin to Old English sleaht slaughter, slēan to slay — more at slay Date: ...
slaughterer
noun see slaughter II
slaughterhouse
noun Date: 14th century an establishment where animals are butchered
slaughterous
adjective Date: 1581 of or relating to slaughter ; murderous • slaughterously adverb
slaughterously
adverb see slaughterous
Slav
noun Etymology: Middle English Sclav, from Medieval Latin Sclavus, from Late Greek Sklabos, from Sklabēnoi Slavs, of Slavic origin; akin to Old Russian Slověne, an East Slavic ...
Slave
geographical name river 258 miles (415 kilometers) Canada flowing from W end of Lake Athabasca N into Great Slave Lake
slave
I. noun Etymology: Middle English sclave, from Anglo-French or Medieval Latin; Anglo-French esclave, from Medieval Latin sclavus, from Sclavus Slavic; from the frequent ...
Slave Coast
geographical name region W Africa bordering on Bight of Benin between Benin & Volta rivers
slave driver
noun Date: 1792 1. a supervisor of slaves at work 2. a harsh taskmaster
slave state
noun Date: 1809 1. a state of the United States in which slavery was legal until the Civil War 2. a nation subjected to totalitarian rule
slave trade
noun Date: 1734 traffic in slaves; especially the buying and selling of blacks for profit prior to the American Civil War
slave-making ant
noun Date: 1817 an ant that attacks the colonies of ants of other species and carries off the larvae and pupae to be reared in its own nest as slave workers
slaveholder
noun Date: 1776 an owner of slaves • slaveholding adjective or noun
slaveholding
adjective or noun see slaveholder
slaver
I. verb (slavered; slavering) Etymology: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse slafra to slaver; akin to Middle Dutch slabben to slaver Date: 14th century ...
slavery
noun Date: 1551 1. drudgery, toil 2. submission to a dominating influence 3. a. the state of a person who is a chattel of another b. the practice of slaveholding
slavey
noun (plural slaveys) Date: circa 1812 drudge; especially a household servant who does general housework
Slavic
I. noun Date: 1812 a branch of the Indo-European language family containing Belarusian, Bulgarian, Czech, Polish, Serbian and Croatian, Slovene, Russian, and Ukrainian — ...
Slavicist
noun Date: circa 1930 a specialist in the Slavic languages or literatures
slavish
adjective Date: 1565 1. a. of or characteristic of a slave; especially basely or abjectly servile b. archaic despicable, low 2. archaic oppressive, tyrannical 3. ...
slavishly
adverb see slavish
slavishness
noun see slavish
Slavist
noun Date: 1863 Slavicist
Slavkov
or Austerlitz geographical name town SE Czech Republic ESE of Brno
slavocracy
noun Date: 1840 a faction of slaveholders and advocates of slavery in the South before the American Civil War
Slavonia
geographical name region E Croatia between the Sava, the Drava, & the Danube • Slavonian adjective or noun
Slavonian
adjective or noun see Slavonia
Slavonic
I. adjective Etymology: New Latin slavonicus, from Medieval Latin Sclavonia, Slavonia, the Slavic-speaking countries, from Sclavus Slavic Date: circa 1645 Slavic II. noun ...
Slavophil
noun see Slavophile
Slavophile
or Slavophil noun Date: 1877 an admirer of the Slavs ; an advocate of Slavophilism
Slavophilism
noun Date: 1877 advocacy of Slavic and specifically Russian culture over western European culture especially as practiced among some members of the Russian intelligentsia in ...
slaw
noun Date: 1861 coleslaw
slay
verb (slew; also especially in sense 2 slayed; slain; slaying) Etymology: Middle English slen, from Old English slēan to strike, slay; akin to Old High German slahan to strike, ...
slayer
noun see slay
SLBM
abbreviation submarine-launched ballistic missile
SLE
abbreviation systemic lupus erythematosus
Sleaford
geographical name town E England in SW Lincolnshire SSE of Lincoln
sleave
I. noun Etymology: 2sleave Date: 1591 archaic skein II. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English *sleven, from Old English -slǣfan to cut Date: circa 1628 obsolete ...
sleave silk
noun Date: 1588 obsolete floss silk that is easily separated into filaments for embroidery
sleaze
noun Etymology: back-formation from sleazy Date: 1954 1. sleazy quality, appearance, or behavior; also sleazy material 2. a sleazy person
sleazebag
noun Date: 1981 slang a sleazy person
sleazeball
noun Date: 1981 slang a sleazy person
sleazily
adverb see sleazy
sleaziness
noun see sleazy
sleazo
adjective Date: 1972 slang sleazy
sleazy
adjective (sleazier; -est) Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1645 1. a. lacking firmness of texture ; flimsy b. carelessly made of inferior materials ; shoddy 2. ...
sled
I. noun Etymology: Middle English sledde, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old English slīdan to slide Date: 14th century 1. a vehicle usually on runners for transportation ...
sled dog
noun Date: 1692 a dog trained to draw a sledge especially in the Arctic regions — called also sledge dog
sledder
noun see sled II
sledding
noun Date: 15th century 1. a. the use of a sled b. the conditions under which one may use a sled 2. going 4
sledge
I. noun Etymology: Middle English slegge, from Old English slecg; akin to Old Norse sleggja sledgehammer, Old English slēan to strike — more at slay Date: before 12th ...
sledge dog
noun see sled dog
sledgehammer
I. noun Date: 15th century a large heavy hammer that is wielded with both hands; also something that resembles a sledgehammer in action II. verb Date: 1834 transitive verb ...
sleek
I. verb Etymology: Middle English sleken, alteration of sliken — more at slick Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. slick 2. to cover up ; gloss over intransitive ...
sleeken
transitive verb (sleekened; sleekening) Date: 1621 to make sleek
sleekit
adjective Etymology: Scots, from past participle of 1sleek Date: 1513 1. chiefly Scottish sleek, smooth 2. chiefly Scottish crafty, deceitful
sleekly
adverb see sleek II
sleekness
noun see sleek II
sleep
I. noun Etymology: Middle English slepe, from Old English slǣp; akin to Old High German slāf sleep and perhaps to Latin labi to slip, slide Date: before 12th century 1. the ...
sleep apnea
noun Date: 1975 apnea that recurs during sleep and is caused especially by obstruction of the airway or a disturbance in the brain's respiratory center
sleep around
intransitive verb Date: 1928 to engage in sex promiscuously
sleep in
intransitive verb Date: 1827 1. to sleep where one is employed 2. a. oversleep b. to sleep late intentionally
sleep out
intransitive verb Date: 1818 to sleep outdoors
sleep-in
adjective Date: 1951 that lives at the place of employment
sleepaway
adjective Date: 1971 providing accommodations for overnight sleep and extended stay away from home
sleeper
noun Date: 12th century 1. one that sleeps 2. a piece of timber, stone, or steel on or near the ground to support a superstructure, keep railroad rails in place, or receive ...
sleepily
adverb see sleepy
sleepiness
noun see sleepy
sleeping bag
noun Date: 1850 a bag that is warmly lined or padded for sleeping outdoors or in a camp or tent
Sleeping Beauty
noun Date: 1729 a princess of a fairy tale who is wakened from an enchanted sleep by the kiss of a prince
sleeping car
noun Date: 1839 a railroad passenger car having berths for sleeping
sleeping giant
noun Date: 1970 one that has great but unrealized or newly emerging power
sleeping partner
noun Date: circa 1785 chiefly British silent partner
sleeping pill
noun Date: 1664 a drug and especially a barbiturate that is taken as a tablet or capsule to induce sleep
sleeping porch
noun Date: 1915 a porch or room having open sides or many windows arranged to permit sleeping in the open air
sleeping sickness
noun Date: 1875 1. a serious disease that is prevalent in much of tropical Africa, is marked by fever, headache, lethargy, confusion, and sleep disturbances, and is caused by ...
sleepless
adjective Date: 15th century 1. not able to sleep 2. affording no sleep 3. unceasingly active or operative • sleeplessly adverb • sleeplessness noun
sleeplessly
adverb see sleepless
sleeplessness
noun see sleepless
sleeplike
adjective see sleep I
sleepover
noun Date: 1965 1. an overnight stay (as at another's home) 2. an instance of hosting a sleepover in one's home
sleepwalk
intransitive verb Date: 1842 1. to walk while or as if while asleep 2. to proceed in a passive often lethargic manner • sleepwalk noun • sleepwalker noun
sleepwalker
noun see sleepwalk
sleepwear
noun Date: 1935 nightclothes
sleepy
adjective (sleepier; -est) Date: 13th century 1. a. ready to fall asleep b. of, relating to, or characteristic of sleep 2. sluggish as if from sleep ; lethargic; also ...
sleepyhead
noun Date: 1577 a sleepy person
sleet
I. noun Etymology: Middle English slete; akin to Middle High German slōz hailstone Date: 13th century frozen or partly frozen rain • sleety adjective II. intransitive ...
sleety
adjective see sleet I
sleeve
noun Etymology: Middle English sleve, from Old English slīefe; perhaps akin to Old English slēfan to slip (clothes) on, slūpan to slip, Old High German sliofan, Latin ...
sleeved
adjective see sleeve
sleeveless
adjective see sleeve
sleevelet
noun Date: 1889 a covering for the forearm to protect clothing from wear or dirt
sleigh
I. noun Etymology: Dutch slee, alteration of slede; akin to Middle Dutch sledde sled Date: 1703 an open usually horse-drawn vehicle with runners for use on snow or ice II. ...
sleigh bed
noun Date: 1902 a bed common especially in the first half of the 19th century having a solid headboard and footboard that roll outward at the top
sleigh bell
noun Date: 1772 any of various bells commonly attached to a sleigh or to the harness of a horse drawing a sleigh: as a. cascabel 2 b. a hemispherical bell with an ...
sleight
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse slœgth, from slœgr sly — more at sly Date: 14th century 1. deceitful craftiness; also stratagem 2. dexterity, skill
sleight of hand
Date: 1593 1. a. a cleverly executed trick or deception b. a conjuring trick requiring manual dexterity 2. a. skill and dexterity in conjuring tricks b. ...
slender
adjective Etymology: Middle English sclendre, slendre, from Anglo-French esclendre Date: 14th century 1. a. spare in frame or flesh; especially gracefully slight b. ...
slenderize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1923 to make slender
slenderly
adverb see slender
slenderness
noun see slender
slept
past and past participle of sleep
Slesvig
geographical name — see Schleswig 1
sleuth
I. noun Etymology: short for sleuthhound Date: 1872 detective II. verb Date: 1900 intransitive verb to act as a detective ; search for information transitive verb to ...
sleuthhound
noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots) sleuth hund, a kind of bloodhound, from Middle English sleuth, sloith, sloth track of an animal or person (from Old Norse slōth) + hund ...
slew
I. past of slay II. variant of slough I 1b III. verb also slue Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1769 transitive verb 1. to turn (as a telescope or a ship's spar) ...
slice
I. verb (sliced; slicing) Etymology: Middle English sklicen, from Anglo-French esclicer to splinter, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German slīzan to tear apart — more ...
slice-of-life
adjective Date: circa 1934 of, relating to, or marked by the accurate transcription (as into drama) of a segment of actual life experience
sliceable
adjective see slice I
slicer
noun see slice I
slick
I. verb Etymology: Middle English sliken, from Old English *slician; akin to Old High German slīhhan to glide Date: 14th century transitive verb to make sleek or smooth ...
slick-ear
noun Date: 1914 a range animal lacking an earmark
slickenside
noun Etymology: English dialect slicken smooth (from 2slick) + English side Date: 1822 a smooth often striated surface produced on rock by movement along a fault or a ...
slicker
noun Date: 1881 1. [slick (II)] oilskin; broadly raincoat 2. [slick to defraud cleverly] a. (1) a clever crook ; swindler (2) slickster b. a city dweller ...
slickly
adverb see slick II
slickness
noun see slick II
slickrock
noun Date: 1925 smooth wind-polished rock
slickster
noun Date: 1965 a slick untrustworthy person
slide
I. verb (slid; sliding) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English slīdan; akin to Middle High German slīten to slide Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. ...
slide fastener
noun Date: 1934 zipper
Slide Mountain
geographical name mountain 4204 feet (1281 meters) SE New York W of Kingston; highest in the Catskills
slide rule
noun Date: 1663 a manual device used for calculation that consists in its simple form of a ruler and a movable middle piece which are graduated with similar logarithmic scales
slide valve
noun Date: 1802 a valve that opens and closes a passageway by sliding over a port; specifically such a valve often used in steam engines for admitting steam to the piston and ...
Slidell
I. biographical name John 1793-1871 American Confederate diplomat II. geographical name town SE Louisiana NE of New Orleans population 25,695
slider
noun Date: 1530 1. one that slides 2. a freshwater turtle (Trachemys scripta syn. Pseudemys scripta) chiefly of the southeastern United States; especially one (T. scripta ...
slideway
noun Date: 1851 a way along which something slides
sliding scale
noun Date: 1842 1. a wage scale geared to the selling price of the product or to the consumer price index but usually guaranteeing a minimum below which the wage will not ...
sliding seat
noun Date: 1874 a rower's seat (as in a racing shell) that slides fore and aft — called also slide
slier
comparative of sly
sliest
superlative of sly
slight
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, smooth, slight, probably from Old English sliht- (in eorth-slihtes level with the ground); akin to Old High German sleht smooth, slīhhan ...
slighting
adjective Date: 1632 characterized by disregard or disrespect ; disparaging • slightingly adverb
slightingly
adverb see slighting
slightly
adverb see slight I
slightness
noun see slight I
Sligo
geographical name 1. county N Ireland (republic) in N Connacht area 693 square miles (1795 square kilometers), population 54,756 2. town & port, its capital, on Sligo Bay ...
slily
variant of slyly
slim
I. adjective (slimmer; slimmest) Etymology: Dutch, bad, inferior, from Middle Dutch slimp crooked, bad; akin to Middle High German slimp awry Date: 1657 1. of small diameter ...
slim-jim
adjective Etymology: 1slim + Jim, nickname for James Date: 1889 notably slender
slime
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English slīm; akin to Middle High German slīm slime, Latin limus mud — more at lime Date: before 12th century 1. soft moist ...
slime mold
noun Date: 1880 any of a group (Myxomycetes or Mycetozoa) of organisms usually held to be lower fungi but sometimes considered protozoans that exist vegetatively as mobile ...
slimeball
noun Date: 1986 slang slime 3
slimily
adverb see slimy
sliminess
noun see slimy
slimly
adverb see slim I
slimmer
noun Date: 1967 chiefly British a person dieting to lose weight
slimnastics
noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: 1slim + gymnastics Date: 1967 exercises designed to reduce one's weight
slimness
noun see slim I
slimpsy
adjective see slimsy
slimsy
or slimpsy adjective Etymology: blend of slim and flimsy Date: 1845 flimsy, frail
slimy
adjective (slimier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or resembling slime ; viscous; also covered with or yielding slime 2. vile, offensive • slimily adverb ...
sling
I. transitive verb (slung; slinging) Etymology: Middle English, probably from Old Norse slyngva to hurl; akin to Old English & Old High German slingan to worm, twist, Lithuanian ...
slinger
noun see sling I
slings and arrows
noun plural Etymology: from the phrase “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” in Shakespeare's Hamlet Date: 1963 pointed often acerbic critical attacks
slingshot
noun Date: 1849 1. a forked stick with an elastic band attached for shooting small stones 2. a. a maneuver in auto racing in which a drafting car accelerates past the ...
slink
I. verb (slunk; also slinked; slinking) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English slincan to creep; akin to Old English slingan to worm, twist Date: 14th century ...
slinkily
adverb see slinky
slinkiness
noun see slinky
slinky
adjective (slinkier; -est) Date: 1918 1. characterized by slinking ; stealthily quiet 2. sleek and sinuous in movement or outline; especially following the lines of the ...
slip
I. verb (slipped; slipping) Etymology: Middle English slippen, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German; akin to Middle High German slipfen to slide, Old High German slīfan to ...
slip form
noun Date: 1949 a form that is moved slowly as concrete is placed during construction (as of a building or pavement)
slip noose
noun Date: 1835 a noose with a slipknot
slip ring
noun Etymology: 2slip Date: 1898 one of two or more continuous conducting rings from which the brushes take or to which they deliver current in a generator or motor
slip sheet
noun Etymology: 1slip Date: 1903 a sheet of paper placed between newly printed sheets to prevent offsetting
slip stitch
noun Date: circa 1882 1. a concealed stitch for sewing folded edges (as hems) made by alternately running the needle inside the fold and picking up a thread or two from the ...
slip tap
noun see slipsole
slip up
intransitive verb Date: 1909 to make a mistake ; blunder
slip-on
noun Date: 1815 an article of clothing that is easily slipped on or off: as a. a glove or shoe without fastenings b. a garment (as a girdle) that one steps into and ...
slip-sheet
transitive verb Date: circa 1909 to insert slip sheets between (newly printed sheets)
slip-slop
adjective see slipslop
slipcase
noun Date: circa 1925 a protective container for books or magazines that has one open end • slipcased adjective
slipcased
adjective see slipcase
slipcover
noun Date: 1856 a cover that may be slipped off and on; specifically a removable covering for an article of furniture
slipform
transitive verb Date: 1962 to construct with the use of a slip form
slipknot
noun Date: 1659 a knot that slips along the rope or line around which it is made; especially one made by tying an overhand knot around the standing part of a rope — see ...
slipover
noun Date: 1917 a garment or cover that slips on and off easily; specifically a pullover sweater
slippage
noun Date: 1850 1. an act, instance, or process of slipping 2. a loss in transmission of power; also the difference between theoretical and actual output (as of power)
slipped disk
noun Date: 1942 a protrusion of one of the cartilage disks between vertebrae with pressure on spinal nerves resulting in low back pain or sciatic pain
slipper
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English slipor; akin to Middle Low German slipper slippery, slippen to slip Date: before 12th century chiefly dialect ...
slipper chair
noun Date: 1927 an armless upholstered chair with short legs
slippered
adjective see slipper II
slipperiness
noun see slippery
slippery
adjective (slipperier; -est) Etymology: alteration of Middle English slipper Date: circa 1500 1. a. causing or tending to cause something to slide or fall b. tending ...
slippery elm
noun Date: 1748 a large-leaved elm (Ulmus rubra syn. U. fulva) of eastern and central North America that has hard wood and fragrant mucilaginous inner bark; also the bark
slippery slope
noun Date: 1951 a course of action that seems to lead inevitably from one action or result to another with unintended consequences
slippy
adjective (slippier; -est) Date: 1548 slippery
slipshod
adjective Etymology: 1slip Date: 1580 1. a. wearing loose shoes or slippers b. down at the heel ; shabby 2. careless, slovenly
slipslop
noun Etymology: reduplication of 2slop Date: 1675 1. archaic watery food ; slops 2. archaic shallow talk or writing • slip-slop adjective
slipsole
noun Date: circa 1908 1. a thin insole 2. a half sole inserted between the insole or welt and the outsole of a shoe to give additional height — called also slip tap
slipstream
I. noun Date: 1913 1. a stream of fluid (as air or water) driven aft by a propeller 2. an area of reduced air pressure and forward suction immediately behind a rapidly ...
slipup
noun Date: 1854 1. mistake 2. mischance
slipware
noun Date: 1883 pottery coated with slip to improve or decorate the surface
slipway
noun Date: 1840 an inclined usually concrete surface for a ship being built or repaired
slit
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from slitten Date: 12th century a long narrow cut or opening • slit adjective • slitless adjective II. transitive verb (slit; ...
slit trench
noun Date: 1942 a narrow trench especially for shelter in battle from bomb and shell fragments
slither
verb Etymology: Middle English slideren, from Old English slidrian, frequentative of slīdan to slide Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. to slide on or as if on ...
slithery
adjective Date: circa 1825 having a slippery surface, texture, or quality
slitless
adjective see slit I
slitter
noun see slit II
sliver
I. noun Etymology: Middle English slivere, from sliven to slice off, from Old English -slīfan; akin to Old English -slǣfan to cut Date: 14th century 1. a. a long slender ...
slivovitz
noun Etymology: Serbian & Croatian šljivovica, from šljiva, sliva plum; akin to Russian sliva plum — more at livid Date: 1837 a dry usually colorless plum brandy made ...
slo-mo
adjective Date: 1972 slow-motion • slo-mo noun
slo-pitch
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: alteration of slow pitch Date: 1967 slow-pitch
Sloan
biographical name John French 1871-1951 American painter
slob
noun Etymology: Irish slab mud, ooze, slovenly person Date: 1861 1. a slovenly or boorish person 2. an ordinary person • slobbish adjective • slobby adjective
slobber
I. verb (slobbered; slobbering) Etymology: Middle English sloberen to eat in a slovenly manner; akin to Low German slubberen to sip Date: 1607 intransitive verb 1. to let ...
slobberer
noun see slobber I
slobbery
adjective see slobber II
slobbish
adjective see slob
slobby
adjective see slob
Slocum
biographical name Henry Warner 1827-1894 American general
sloe
noun Etymology: Middle English slo, from Old English slāh; akin to Old High German slēha sloe and probably to Russian sliva plum — more at livid Date: before 12th century ...
sloe gin
noun Date: 1895 a sweet reddish liqueur consisting of grain spirits flavored chiefly with sloes
sloe-eyed
adjective Date: 1867 1. having soft dark bluish- or purplish-black eyes 2. having slanted eyes
slog
I. verb (slogged; slogging) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1824 transitive verb 1. to hit hard ; beat 2. to plod (one's way) perseveringly especially against ...
slogan
noun Etymology: alteration of earlier slogorn, from Scottish Gaelic sluagh-ghairm, from sluagh army, host + gairm cry Date: 1513 1. a. a war cry especially of a Scottish ...
sloganeer
noun Date: 1922 a maker or user of slogans • sloganeer intransitive verb
sloganize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1926 to express as a slogan

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