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slicker1

[slik-er] /ˈslɪk ər/
noun
1.
a long, loose oilskin raincoat.
2.
any raincoat.
3.
Informal.
  1. a swindler; a sly cheat.
  2. city slicker.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; slick1 + -er1
Related forms
slickered, adjective

slicker2

[slik-er] /ˈslɪk ər/
noun
1.
a tool, usually of stone or glass, for scraping, smoothing, and working tanning agents into a skin or hide.
Origin
1850-55; slick2 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for slickers

slicker

/ˈslɪkə/
noun
1.
(informal) a sly or untrustworthy person (esp in the phrase city slicker)
2.
(US & Canadian) a shiny raincoat, esp an oilskin
3.
a small trowel used for smoothing the surfaces of a mould
Derived Forms
slickered, adjective
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Word Origin and History for slickers

slicker

n.

1851, "tool for smoothing leather," from slick (v.). Meaning "waterproof raincoat" is from 1884; sense of "clever and crafty person" is from 1900.

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Slang definitions & phrases for slickers

slicker

noun
  1. A clever and crafty person, esp a confidence trickster, a dishonest business executive, a shrewd and predatory lawyer, etc; crook: I don't admire slickers who peddle get-rich-quick bubbles (1900+)
  2. A socially smooth and superficially attractive person; smoothie: The slicker was good-looking and clean-looking (1920+)
verb

To cheat; con, scam: outsmarted and slickered by Moscow/ A fox tried to slicker him out of the cheese (1935+)

Related Terms

city slicker


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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