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
Recent Examples on the Web Yet despite this, rural Africans are more likely to vote than city slickers, by 77% to 67%. The Economist, "The countryside counts Why young, urban or rich Africans are less likely to vote," 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, "Sprawling Texas ranch southeast of Dallas has a new owner," 13 Feb. 2020 Metal-head friends Wayne and Garth sell their basement cable-access TV show to a city slicker. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV for Oct. 6-12: ‘Throne of Blood’ and more," 4 Oct. 2019 More than one city slicker has been awestruck when gazing up at thousands of twinkling lights. 15. Ginger Dingus, USA TODAY, "15 things you can do on an expedition cruise that you can't do on a big ship," 23 Jan. 2020 Metal-head friends Wayne and Garth sell their basement cable-access TV show to a city slicker. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV for Oct. 6-12: ‘Throne of Blood’ and more," 4 Oct. 2019 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, "The Founding vs. The Old West in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," 25 Nov. 2019 Pat Tyler’s homespun frocks, as well as smart suits for the city slickers of Asheville, mesh beautifully with the warp and woof of the people of bluegrass country. Joanne Engelhardt, The Mercury News, "Review: Palo Alto Players’ ‘Bright Star’ connects on many levels," 16 Sep. 2019 Next to the country bumpkin, the city slicker comes up short. Los Angeles Times, "On TV, country is the soundtrack to the American dream," 13 Sep. 2019

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1914, in the meaning defined above

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“City slicker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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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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