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sleek

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[ sleek ]
/ slik /
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adjective, sleek·er, sleek·est.
smooth or glossy, as hair, an animal, etc.
well-fed or well-groomed.
trim and graceful; finely contoured; streamlined: a sleek sports car.
smooth in manners, speech, etc.; suave.
cleverly or deceitfully skillful; slick: a sleek confidence man.
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Origin of sleek

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First recorded in 1580–90; variant of slick

OTHER WORDS FROM sleek

sleekly, adverbsleekness, noun

Other definitions for sleek (2 of 2)

sleek2
[ sleek ]
/ slik /

verb (used with object)
to make sleek; smooth; slick: to sleek leather.
Also sleek·en [slee-kuhn] /ˈsli kən/ .

Origin of sleek

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First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English sleken, variant of slick

OTHER WORDS FROM sleek

sleek·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sleek

sleek
/ (sliːk) /

adjective
smooth and shiny; polished
polished in speech or behaviour; unctuous
(of an animal or bird) having a shiny healthy coat or feathers
(of a person) having a prosperous appearance
verb (tr)
to make smooth and glossy, as by grooming, etc
(usually foll by over) to cover (up), as by making more agreeable; gloss (over)

Derived forms of sleek

sleekly, adverbsleekness, nounsleeky, adjective

Word Origin for sleek

C16: variant of slick
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