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).
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Origin of slick1
OTHER WORDS FROM slickslick·ly, adverbslick·ness, noun
Words nearby slick
Example sentences from the Web for slickest
Say, of all the scientific squirmin', Gedney Nash can put up the slickest specimen.Torchy, Private Sec.|Sewell Ford
He knew now—the slickest job of hypnotic flattery ever invented.At the Post|Horace Leonard Gold
She's a pal of mine, if you want to know, the slickest thief that ever robbed a flat.The Foolish Virgin|Thomas Dixon
It was the slickest job of the kind that has been put through in this neck of the war.Many Fronts|Lewis R. Freeman
I must say that was the slickest, pluckiest thing ever I saw anywheres.Cy Whittaker's Place|Joseph C. Lincoln