slyboots

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n slyboots a shifty deceptive person
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Slyboots A humerous appellation for a sly, cunning, or waggish person. "Slyboots was cursedly cunning to hide 'em."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n slyboots A sly, cunning, or waggish person: also applied to animals.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Slyboots a sly or cunning person or animal
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. from Ice. slæg-r; cf. Ger. schlau.

Usage

In literature:

Are you very sure that Antoinette may not be a slyboots?
"Samuel Brohl & Company" by Victor Cherbuliez
Mr. Slyboot, guessing I was a stranger, asked if I had been lately in France?
"The Adventures of Roderick Random" by Tobias Smollett
Ah, slyboots that she is!
"The Haunted Chamber" by "The Duchess"
That of "Slyboots" is also interesting from the resemblance of a portion of it to "Jack and the Beanstalk.
"The Hero of Esthonia and Other Studies in the Romantic Literature of That Country" by William Forsell Kirby
You're a real slyboots.
"Mary's Meadow" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
You're a real slyboots.
"Last Words" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Go, Slyboots, and command them to come into my presence.
"The Fairy Nightcaps" by Frances Elizabeth Barrow
That was the very reason why I was employed by the cunning slyboots of a Don Ignatius.
"The Pocket Bible or Christian the Printer" by Eugène Sue
Slyboots was gone, scissors and all.
"Spinning-Wheel Stories" by Louisa May Alcott
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