Definition of slicker in English:


Line breaks: slick¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈslɪkə


North American
  • 1 informal A cheat or swindler: she must have met some slicker who talked her into getting a separation
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    • The twist is that the rubes are hustling the slickers.
    • In the old days when bookmakers dominated betting, it was not unknown for slickers to fix a bookie's clock, making it slow.
    • She takes off with a perma-tanned Portuguese slicker who involves her in embezzlement and fraud.
  • 1.1 short for city slicker.
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    • The horsey quartet give city and suburb slickers a chance to play cowpoke for a week or a weekend.
    • This Oscar-winning yet somehow also habitually appalling actor plays a lovable New York slicker fired from his advertising job for faking his resumé.
    • No coach in memory did as much with less over more years, and with less recognition, than this country slicker with the curly gray hair and perpetual grimace.
  • 2A raincoat made of smooth material.
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    • Far gone are the days of PVC where in order to keep dry you would need to be swathed in restrictive, heavy, and inflexible plastic rain slickers.
    • She settles on insulated booties, oversize pedals, and a clear slicker, which she slips over her jersey.
    • Each page depicts a blissfully animated child engaged in colorful, lively activity: donning a bright yellow slicker, tap dancing in a black tuxedo and top hat, or striking a pose in blue denim.

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