slicker

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noun slick·er \ ˈsli-kər \

Definition of slicker

1 :oilskin; broadly :raincoat
2
[slick to defraud cleverly]
a (1) :a clever crook :swindler
(2) :slickster
b :a city dweller especially of natty appearance or sophisticated mannerisms

Examples of slicker in a Sentence

  1. he put on his slicker and boots and headed out into the rain

  2. dressed in their designer duds, the out-of-state slickers stood out amongst the locals at the harvest supper

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First Known Use of slicker

1881

slicker Synonyms

Synonyms
mac (or mack) [British], mackintosh (also macintosh) [chiefly British], oilskin, raincoat, waterproof [chiefly British]
Antonyms
bumpkin, hick, provincial, rustic, yokel
Related Words
rain gear, rainwear; poncho, sou'wester, trench, trench coat

SLICKER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of slicker for English Language Learners

  • : a long, loose raincoat


SLICKER Defined for Kids

slicker

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noun slick·er \ ˈsli-kər \

Definition of slicker for Students

:a long loose raincoat


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