slick

1
[ slik ]
/ slɪk /

adjective, slick·er, slick·est.

noun

adverb

smoothly; cleverly.

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Origin of slick

1
1300–50; Middle English slike (adj.); cognate with dialectal Dutch sleek even, smooth; akin to slick2

OTHER WORDS FROM slick

slick·ly, adverbslick·ness, noun

Definition for slick (2 of 2)

slick2
[ slik ]
/ slɪk /

verb (used with object)

to make sleek or smooth.
to use a slicker on (skins or hides).
Informal. to make smart or fine; spruce up (usually followed by up).

noun

Metallurgy. a small trowel used for smoothing the surface of the mold.
any woodworking chisel having a blade more than 2 inches (5 cm) wide.

Origin of slick

2
before 900; Middle English slicken (v.), Old English slician; akin to Old Norse slīkja to give a gloss to

OTHER WORDS FROM slick

un·slicked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for slick

slick
/ (slɪk) /

adjective

noun

verb (tr)

Derived forms of slick

slickly, adverbslickness, noun

Word Origin for slick

C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Icelandic, Norwegian slikja to be or make smooth
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