slick·​ster | \ ˈslik-stər How to pronounce slickster (audio) \

Definition of slickster

: a slick untrustworthy person

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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, "Why Aren’t There More Black WWE Stars?," 1 Sep. 2017 Tom Parker-like showbiz slickster, believed in success by way of publicity-generating spectacle. Steven Kurutz, New York Times, "David Bowie: Invisible New Yorker," 16 Jan. 2016

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First Known Use of slickster

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Slickster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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