slicker (n.) "waterproof raincoat," 1884, from SLICK (Cf. slick) (v.); sense of "clever and crafty person" is from 1900.

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  • Slicker — Slick er, n. That which makes smooth or sleek. Specifically: (a) A kind of burnisher for leather. (b) (Founding) A curved tool for smoothing the surfaces of a mold after the withdrawal of the pattern. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slicker — Slick er, n. A waterproof coat. [Western U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slicker — [slik′ər] n. [ SLICK, adj. + ER ] ☆ 1. a loose, waterproof coat made of oil treated cloth ☆ 2. Informal a tricky, cleverly deceptive person …   English World dictionary

  • slicker —    Robert Chapman, in his Dictionary of American Slang, defines ‘slicker’ as either a confidence trickster or ‘a socially smooth and superficially attractive person’. He does not make the link with ‘city slicker’, used of a smart urbanite,… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • slicker — UK [ˈslɪkə(r)] / US [ˈslɪkər] noun [countable] Word forms slicker : singular slicker plural slickers American a coat worn for keeping out the rain, usually made of rubber or plastic …   English dictionary

  • slicker — slicker1 slickered, adj. /slik euhr/, n. 1. a long, loose oilskin raincoat. 2. any raincoat. 3. Informal. a. a swindler; a sly cheat. b. See city slicker. [1880 85; SLICK1 + ER1] …   Universalium

  • slicker — noun a) A waterproof coat or jacket. b) A person who is perceived as clever, urbane and possibly disreputable. (abbreviation of city slicker.) …   Wiktionary

  • slicker — noun Slicker is used after these nouns: ↑city …   Collocations dictionary

  • slicker — Synonyms and related words: abradant, abrasive, bunco artist, bunco steerer, burnish, cardsharp, cardsharper, carpetbagger, cheat, cheater, city slicker, con artist, con man, confidence man, cosmopolitan, cosmopolite, crimp, defrauder, diddler,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • slicker — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. raincoat, waterproof, poncho, oilcoat, oilskin; informal, swindler. See clothing. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A deceptive person] Syn. cheat, trickster, sharper, city slicker; see rascal . 2. [A raincoat]… …   English dictionary for students

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