Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “slip”

See all translations

slip

noun [C]
 
 
/slɪp/
a reduction in the level or amount of something: a slip in something The retail group reported a 5% slip in sales. recent slips in the value of the stock market
a small piece of paper, especially with writing on it: When I gave him his credit card slip, he added a $20 tip. She scribbled a number on a slip of paper and handed it to me.reply/packing slip Packing slips show the retailer's name and address. credit/debit/withdrawal slip
a mistake: Management made a costly slip by ignoring such obvious warning signs.
slip of the tongue a small mistake made while speaking: Wall street is nervous, and any slip of the tongue can send markets sliding downhill.
→  See also compliments slip , deposit slip , pay slip , paying-in slip , pink slip , sales slip , slip-up
(Definition of slip noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of slip?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “slip” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More