slickster

noun

slick·​ster ˈslik-stər How to pronounce slickster (audio)
: a slick untrustworthy person

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The jive talker, the role of slang-slinging slickster, has been picked up by Slick, Junkyard Dog and the Godfather. Jeremy Harriot, The Root, 1 Sep. 2017 Tom Parker-like showbiz slickster, believed in success by way of publicity-generating spectacle. Steven Kurutz, New York Times, 16 Jan. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slickster was in 1965

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“Slickster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slickster. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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