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

Definition of slicker

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 Her office never updated the style of its city website, while other commissioners adopted slicker designs. oregonlive, "Amanda Fritz, elected when Portland was led by 5 white men, helped usher in city’s most diverse council," 26 Dec. 2020 While neither Apple nor Microsoft devices own large chunks of the PC market, their offerings are positioned as premium products with slicker designs and more advanced capabilities. Ian King,, "Microsoft Designing Its Own Chips for Servers, Surface PCs," 18 Dec. 2020 With two types of bristles for a personalized groom, this slicker works for medium, long and curly coats, removing surface mats and tangles without damage. Arielle Tschinkel, USA TODAY, "Chewy is offering a ton of deals for your pup in honor of National Dog Day," 26 Aug. 2020 Maybe the slicker design will be more appreciated once the outbreak is over. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Samsung Note20 Ultra review: Why this big phone works for the COVID era," 18 Aug. 2020 Without it, power-on oversteer is a danger on anything slicker than bone-dry asphalt. Frank Markus, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1994 Buick Roadmaster Gains Real Firepower," 6 Aug. 2020 Corporate projects or media productions can create slicker output, including videos, on bigger budgets. Tom Simonite, Wired, "Cheap, Easy Deepfakes Are Getting Closer to the Real Thing," 5 Aug. 2020 The composition of the ball was such a factor in how the game was played last year, with the slicker surface and lower seams leading to record-breaking home run numbers. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Rockies Mailbag: Daniel Murphy is the weak link in a solid infield," 19 Feb. 2020 The all-electric Q4 e-tron compact SUV will now have a Sportback version that trades storage space for a slicker design. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, "Audi Reveals Q4 Sportback e-tron Concept with Slicker Roofline," 7 July 2020

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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 2021

Cite this Entry

“Slicker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of slicker

US : a long, loose raincoat


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

Kids Definition of slicker

: a long loose raincoat

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