slidder

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English slider, from Old English slidor ‎(slippery), from Proto-Germanic *slidaraz, *slidraz ‎(slippery), from Proto-Indo-European *sleidh- ‎(to slip, glide). Related to Old English slīdan ‎(to slide). More at slide.

Adjective[edit]

slidder ‎(comparative more slidder, superlative most slidder)

  1. (obsolete) Slippery.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English slyderen, slidren, from Old English sliderian ‎(to slip), from Proto-Germanic *slidrōną ‎(to slide), from Proto-Indo-European *sleidh- ‎(to slip). Cognate with Middle Dutch slideren ‎(to drag, train), German schlittern ‎(to slip, slide).

Verb[edit]

slidder ‎(third-person singular simple present slidders, present participle sliddering, simple past and past participle sliddered)

  1. (dialectal or archaic) To slip or slide, especially clumsily, or in a gingerly, timorous way.
    He sliddered down as best as he could.



Scots[edit]

Verb[edit]

slidder

  1. To slither.