slicker

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[ slik-er ]
/ ˈslɪk ər /
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noun

a long, loose oilskin raincoat.
any raincoat.
Informal.
  1. a swindler; a sly cheat.
  2. city slicker.

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Origin of slicker

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First recorded in 1880–85; slick1 + -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM slicker

slickered, adjective

Definition for slicker (2 of 2)

slicker2
[ slik-er ]
/ ˈslɪk ər /

noun

a tool, usually of stone or glass, for scraping, smoothing, and working tanning agents into a skin or hide.

Origin of slicker

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First recorded in 1850–55; slick2 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for slicker

slicker
/ (ˈslɪkə) /

noun

informal a sly or untrustworthy person (esp in the phrase city slicker)
US and Canadian a shiny raincoat, esp an oilskin
a small trowel used for smoothing the surfaces of a mould

Derived forms of slicker

slickered, adjective
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