- a term used to refer to a worldly, nattily dressed city dweller.
Origin of city slicker
An Americanism dating back to 1920–25
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.
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- a person with the sophistication often attributed to city people
- a smooth tricky untrustworthy person