city slicker


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city slickers who've never seen a real farm with their snotty attitude, the city slickers quickly wore out their welcome

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The big city slickers are sometimes snobs — yes, there are snobs in the art world — and sometimes don’t give the small places a fair shake. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "Art Bridges’ Art Populism," 14 Sep. 2019 Metal-head friends Wayne and Garth sell their basement cable-access TV show to a city slicker. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week Sept. 15, 2019: ‘Alien,’ ‘Aliens’ and more," 13 Sep. 2019 The Raiders, from head coach Jon Gruden, team owner Mark Davis and general manager Mike Mayock on down, have been portrayed as bumbling saps, bumpkins who bought the Brooklyn Bridge from the city slicker. Scott Ostler,, "Departed Antonio Brown might be Raiders’ MVP," 9 Sep. 2019 Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, city slickers and farmers, tycoons and labor leaders. Deb Kiner |, oregonlive, "Earth Day will be 50 years old in 2020," 22 Apr. 2019 Send the pampered city slicker sports columnist off to the pig races? Jason Gay, WSJ, "A Sports Column Goes to the Hogs," 11 Oct. 2018 This is a practice for the University of Vermont Woodsmen—a club team that competes in burly events involving saws and axes and other timber items that city slickers like myself should use only under heavy supervision, or not at all. Jason Gay, WSJ, "I Came, I Saw, I Stunk (but They Were Great)," 15 Nov. 2018 This was a joyous party where coastal French folk, Southern boot-scooters, big city slickers, and SoCal beach bums were more-than-eager to find a common, mezcal-laced, not-too-cool-for-school ground on the dance floor nearly the entire night. Andrew Bevan, Vogue, "Erin Wasson and Barth Tassy Combined Their Texas and French Riviera Roots With a “Ranch Tropez” Wedding in Austin," 14 Aug. 2018 For all his flourishes and meanderings, Wolfe set it down as solemnly and inoffensively as an anthropologist and plainly enough for a city slicker to grasp. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "How an ex-moonshiner and a city slicker introduced NASCAR to America," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of city slicker

1914, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of city slicker

informal + often disapproving : someone who lives in a city and does not understand what life outside a city is like

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