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.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʃlʏpf.ʁɪç/

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schlüpfrig (comparative schlüpfriger, superlative am schlüpfrigsten)

  1. slippery, slick, greasy, slimy
    schlüpfriger Belag‎ ― slippery coating
    eine schlüpfrige Barriere am Ufer
    a slimy barrier on the shore
  2. slippery, tricky, unstable, changeable
    schlüpfriges Pflaster‎ ― tricky 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 Unterhaltung‎ ― risqué entertainment
    schlüpfriger Film‎ ― salacious movie

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