Quora – What are the origins of the word “slimy”?

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The word slimy appeared in English in the late 14 century. It comes from the word slime, which came from the Old English slim, which in turn came from the Proto-Germanic *slimaz.

The appearance of the word slimy has also been seen following a similar pattern in related Germanic languages: Middle Dutch slimich, Dutch slijmig, German schleimig.

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