Definition of gold brick in English:

gold brick

Syllabification: gold brick
US informal


  • 1A thing that looks valuable but is in fact worthless.
  • 1.1 (also goldbrick or goldbricker) A con man.
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    • In such small communities, thieves, liars, and goldbrickers could easily be identified.
    • He'd catch up to the goldbrickers in a moment, he just needed to rest.
  • 1.2A lazy person: [as modifier]: hardworking Amos and goldbrick Andy
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    • We finished the pen around the time those two goldbrickers returned from their joyride.


(usually goldbrick) [no object] Back to top  
  • 1Invent excuses to avoid a task; shirk: he wasn’t goldbricking; he was really sick
  • 1.1 [with object] Swindle (someone).

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