forslip etymology

English word forslip comes from English for-, English slip

Detailed word origin of forslip

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
for- English (eng) (dialectal) Very; excessively.. (no longer productive) Meaning "completely", "to the fullest extent" e.g. forbreak; superseded by combinations with "up" in senses where no upward movement is involved, e.g. forgive = give up (one's offenses), forgather = "gather up", forbeat = "beat up", etc.. (no longer productive) Meaning "far", "away"; "from", "out" e.g. forbid, forget, forsay; forbear, fordeem.
slip English (eng) (marine insurance) A memorandum of the particulars of a risk for which a policy is to be executed. It usually bears the broker's name and is initiated by the underwriters.. (obsolete) A descendant, a scion.. A long, thin piece of something.. A small piece of paper, especially one longer than it is wide.. A twig or shoot; a cutting.. A young person (now usually with of introducing descriptive [...]
forslip English (eng) (transitive, obsolete) To let slip; allow someone or something to escape.

Words with the same origin as forslip

Descendants of for-
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