city slicker

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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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for city slicker

metropolitan, townie, urbanite

British Dictionary definitions for city slicker

city slicker

noun informal
  1. a person with the sophistication often attributed to city people
  2. a smooth tricky untrustworthy person
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