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Origin of slick

First recorded before 900 for the verb, 1350–1400 for the adjective; Middle English verb slicke(n), Old English (nīw)slīcod “(newly) polished”; Middle English adjectiveslik(e), slyk(e), from unrecorded Old English slice; cognate with dialectal Dutch sleek “even, smooth”; noun derivative of the verb or adjective; adverb derivative of the adjective

OTHER WORDS FROM slick

slickly, adverbslickness, nounun·slicked, adjective
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How to use slick in a sentence

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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