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city slicker

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noun Often Disparaging.
  1. a term used to refer to a worldly, nattily dressed city dweller.
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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.
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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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