slipshod
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈslɪp.ʃɒd/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈslɪp.ʃɑd/
Adjective

slipshod

  1. Done poorly or too quickly; slapdash.
    • 1880, Mark Twain, "The Awful German Language":
      Surely there is not another language that is so slipshod and systemless, and so slippery and elusive to the grasp.
    • 1999 Aug. 22, Johanna McGeary, "[http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,29793-2,00.html Buried Alive]," Time:
      Newspapers pointed at greedy contractors who used shoddy materials, slipshod methods and the help of corrupt officials to bypass building codes.
  2. (obsolete) Wearing slippers or similarly open shoes.
    • 1840, Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge, Chapter 67:
      [T]hey wandered up and down hardly remembering the ways untrodden by their feet so long, and crying [...] as they slunk off in their rags, and dragged their slipshod feet along the pavement.
    • 1870, Bret Harte, "From a Back Window"
      That glossy, well-brushed individual, who lets himself in with a latch-key at the front door at night, is a very different being from the slipshod wretch who growls of mornings for hot water at the door of the kitchen.
Synonyms Translations


This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.005
Offline English dictionary