adjective, slick·er, slick·est.
- a magazine printed on paper having a more or less glossy finish.
- such a magazine regarded as possessing qualities, as expensiveness, chic, and sophistication, that hold appeal for a particular readership, as one whose members enjoy or are seeking affluence.
- such a magazine regarded as having a sophisticated, deftly executed, but shallow or glib literary content.Compare pulp (def. 6).
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Origin of slick1
OTHER WORDS FROM slickslickly, adverbslickness, noun
Words nearby slick
Definition for slick (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of slick2
OTHER WORDS FROM slickun·slicked, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for slick
Even without much precipitation, it can turn slick out there.PM Update: Light snow mainly passes south of us tonight; cloudy and cold Friday|Ian Livingston|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
Some scientists called Gertrude’s introduction a slick publicity stunt, full of unachievable promises.Can privacy coexist with technology that reads and changes brain activity?|Laura Sanders|February 11, 2021|Science News
Her hair has been in the same slicked-down style for about a month.She used Gorilla Glue as hairspray. After 15 washes and a trip to the ER, it still won’t budge.|Lateshia Beachum|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
Express forecastForecast in detailLight wintry precipitation, ending this morning, may leave a few slick spots north and west of town, but we turn toward sunshine and relative warmth during the afternoon.D.C.-area forecast: Turning warmer and breezy today. Snow chances rise Saturday night into Sunday.|A. Camden Walker|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
Keep an eye out for a couple of slick patches as it gets cold again tonight.PM Update: Cold tonight under clearer skies, then it turns milder Thursday|Ian Livingston|February 3, 2021|Washington Post
Officials also had received reports of loud bangs—called in by fishermen—and an oil slick.
If your ears are tired of slick auto-tuned vocals, pick up this disk for an aural detox.
Dressed in a slick black suit, Chapman discovers, say, how people come to be millionaires.
Within 12 hours an oil slick is spotted, along with some wreckage.MH370 Debris Is Lost Forever, Can the Plane Be Found Without It?|Clive Irving|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He licked them up with a slick bronzy tongue and spat a thick wad of honey-brown juice into the empty teacup.Short Stories from The Daily Beast: Four Hundred Grand|Elliot Ackerman|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was goin' to slick up and drop around to see her, but this here Injun agent got in ahead of me.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
A moonhead can say a slick thing once in a while and be none the worse, but darned if a clever chap can cut didoes.Menotah|Ernest G. Henham
"It was a pretty slick way that you caught us," began the mate, lounging near Hal as he stood on deck.Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants|H. Irving Hancock
Jed's a mighty slick hand with the pasteboards, but he meets his boss in your Uncle Ephraim.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)|John McElroy
It's slick he calls me, but I'll bet me life he's been playing a slick game of his own with ye.Frank Merriwell's Pursuit|Burt L. Standish