schlüpfrig

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German slipferec (14th c.), from Old High German sliphīg (11th c.). Figurative sense from 17th c.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃlʏpf.ʁɪç/

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schlüpfrig (comparative schlüpfriger, superlative am schlüpfrigsten)

  1. slippery, slick, greasy, slimy
    schlüpfriger Belagslippery coating
    eine schlüpfrige Barriere am Ufer
    a slimy barrier on the shore
  2. slippery, tricky, unstable, changeable
    schlüpfriges Pflastertricky ground
    sie bewegt sich hinsichtlich ihrer Primärquellen auf schlüpfrigem Terrain
    she is on slippery ground when it comes to her primary sources
  3. (figuratively) risqué, salacious, scabrous
    schlüpfrige Unterhaltungrisqué entertainment
    schlüpfriger Filmsalacious movie

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