English, AfrikaansShow more Perhaps from general English slip-slop to move with a flapping sound; or adaptation of general English flip-flop, perhaps influenced by Afrikaans slof easy slipper; or named for the slip-on nature of the sandal, and its loose fit.
A slip-on beach sandal consisting of a thick rubber sole with a V-shaped thong, attached to it on either side of the instep and between the first and second toes; plakkie sense 2; slop. Also attributive.
1970M. WeitzmanInformant, JohannesburgA type of rubber sandal. She is wearing blue slip slops.
1990Personality 27 Aug. 12Whenwe women..wear cotton print dresses and slip-slops and will never be seen having a chiboolie at the bar with the men.
1991M. KanteyAll Tickets 43Some students get off..and I start thinking how their different clothes start to lose their idiosyncracy and take on a kind of uniform: cotton print, Afrika and leather for new agers; T-shirts, shorts and slip-slops for would-be technocrats; fashion and gold for the marriageable.
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