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city slicker

noun, Often Disparaging.
a term used to refer to a worldly, nattily dressed city dweller.
Origin of city slicker
An Americanism dating back to 1920-25
Usage note
This term is often used with disparaging intent, implying that the city dweller is slick in a deceptive way, or ill-suited to a rural environment. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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city slicker

noun (informal)
a person with the sophistication often attributed to city people
a smooth tricky untrustworthy person
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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city slicker

noun phrase

A shrewd and modish urban person, esp as distinct from the honest and gullible provincial: A small-town beauty shop, where city slickers can really let their hair down (1920s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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