[ slee-kit ]
/ ˈsli kɪt /
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Origin of sleekit
First recorded in 1510–20; from the Scottish past participle of sleek2
Words nearby sleekit
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Example sentences from the Web for sleekit
Any more than they did when Sir John Suckling apostrophised the "wee, sleekit, cow'rin', tim'rous beastie."
British Dictionary definitions for sleekit
/ (ˈsliːkɪt) /
deceitful; crafty; sly
Word Origin for sleekit
Scottish, from past participle of sleek
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