city slicker


Examples of city slicker in a Sentence

city slickers who've never seen a real farm with their snotty attitude, the city slickers quickly wore out their welcome
Recent Examples on the Web Yes For city slickers, an excellent alternative to Chicago is the Philadelphia Marathon, which usually takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, 15 Apr. 2016 From outdoor cafe tables (such as this one) to compact outdoor sofas and more, Urban Outfitters is a one-stop shop destination for city slickers. Isiah Magsino, Town & Country, 6 July 2023 Metal-head friends Wayne and Garth sell their basement cable-access TV show to a city slicker. Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar. 2021 Seriously stylish pairs from Gucci, Jimmy Choo, and Isabel Marant work best for the city slicker rather than the skier. Laura Jackson, Vogue, 15 Dec. 2022 Yet despite this, rural Africans are more likely to vote than city slickers, by 77% to 67%. The Economist, 22 Feb. 2020 Another big Texas ranch has traded but the buyer isn’t the usually city slicker or wannabe cowboy. Steve Brown, Dallas News, 13 Feb. 2020 More than one city slicker has been awestruck when gazing up at thousands of twinkling lights. 15. Ginger Dingus, USA TODAY, 23 Jan. 2020 The ace gunfighter Tom Doniphon, played by John Wayne, scoffs at him for being a city slicker who doesn’t understand how things work out here on the frontier, and advises him to get a gun. Kyle Smith, National Review, 25 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of city slicker was in 1914

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“City slicker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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