slicker

noun
slick·​er | \ ˈsli-kər How to pronounce slicker (audio) \

Definition of slicker

1 [slick entry 1] : oilskin broadly : raincoat
2 [slick to defraud cleverly]
a(1) : a clever crook : swindler
(2) : slickster
b : a city dweller especially of stylish and well-groomed appearance or sophisticated mannerisms

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Examples of slicker in a Sentence

he put on his slicker and boots and headed out into the rain dressed in their designer duds, the out-of-state slickers stood out amongst the locals at the harvest supper
Recent Examples on the Web So things get a little slicker, more curved, with smoother edges. Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture, 16 Dec. 2021 The Twitter post from Bosworth included an image of him wearing a slicker, more futuristic version of the company’s wireless VR headset. Adario Strange, Quartz, 26 Oct. 2021 But Emanuel, cut off from city-slicker bars, restaurants and movie theaters during the pandemic, saw his interest in the outdoors surge. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 13 Oct. 2021 Joe Ticheli, manager and CEO of South Louisiana Electric Cooperative Association, said rain really doesn’t stop the linemen, who are outfitted with slicker suits and grit. Rebecca Santana, Kevin Mcgill, Anchorage Daily News, 15 Sep. 2021 One exception was Axel Felix, a 37-year-old pizza deliveryman making his last drop-off of the night in a rain slicker. Arkansas Online, 20 Aug. 2021 One exception was Axel Felix, a 37-year-old pizza deliveryman making his last drop-off of the night in a rain slicker. Arkansas Online, 20 Aug. 2021 One exception was Axel Felix, a 37-year-old pizza deliveryman making his last drop-off of the night in a rain slicker. Arkansas Online, 20 Aug. 2021 One exception was Axel Felix, a 37-year-old pizza deliveryman making his last drop-off of the night in a rain slicker. Arkansas Online, 20 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of slicker

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of slicker was in 1881

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13 Jan 2022

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“Slicker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slicker. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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slicker

noun

English Language Learners Definition of slicker

: a long, loose raincoat

slicker

noun
slick·​er | \ ˈsli-kər How to pronounce slicker (audio) \

Kids Definition of slicker

: a long loose raincoat

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