• To slip or slide, especially clumsily, or in a gingerly, timorous way.


  • From Middle English slider, from Old English slidor, from Proto-West Germanic *slidr, from Proto-Germanic *slidraz, from Proto-Indo-European, from *sleydʰ-. Related to Old English slīdan ("to slide"). More at slide.
  • From Middle English slyderen, slidren, from Old English sliderian ("to slip"), from Proto-West Germanic *slidrōn ("to slide"), from Proto-Indo-European *sleydʰ- ("to slip"). Cognate with Middle Dutch slideren ("to drag, train"), German schlittern ("to slip, slide").

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