goldbrick


1gold·brick

noun \ˈgōl(d)-ˌbrik\

Definition of GOLDBRICK

1
a :  a worthless brick that appears to be of gold
b :  something that appears to be valuable but is actually worthless
2
:  a person who shirks assigned work

Examples of GOLDBRICK

  1. <the goldbricks among the colonists were warned: no work, no food>

First Known Use of GOLDBRICK

1881

2goldbrick

verb

Definition of GOLDBRICK

transitive verb
:  swindle
intransitive verb
:  to shirk duty or responsibility

First Known Use of GOLDBRICK

1902

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