slicker

noun slick·er \ ˈsli-kər \
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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slicker Synonyms


SLICKER Defined for English Language Learners

slicker

Definition of slicker for English Language Learners

  • : a long, loose raincoat


SLICKER Defined for Kids

slicker

noun slick·er \ ˈsli-kər \

Definition of slicker for Students

: a long loose raincoat


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