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goldbrick

noun gold·brick \ 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

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Examples of goldbrick in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of goldbrick

1881


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goldbrick

verb

Definition of goldbrick

: to shirk duty or responsibility

First Known Use of goldbrick

1902


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