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Definition of "half-slip" [half-slip]

  • A woman's skirtlike undergarment that hangs from the waist. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "half-slip" in a sentence
  • "You can made a petticoat by finding the waist marking on the pattern and making a half-slip with a casing for elastic, or you can cut the front and back of the dress and make a full length one, turning under the neckline and armholes twice at one fourth inch each time."
  • "A lame question about making slips: The only time I've ever made myself a slip, I drew up a "pattern" hardly deserves the word, really for a half-slip and sewed it up out of cotton and lace."
  • "My favorite half-slip is one I made many years ago from a remnant piece of Duchesse satin and some cotton lace."