Slick meaning

slĭk
Deftly executed; adroit.
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Confident and effortlessly effective, especially in being persuasive.

A slick political insider.

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Slick is defined as to smooth or make glossy.

An example of to slick is using hair grease to create a pompadour style.

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The definition of slick is something glossy, smooth, slippery or oily.

An example of slick is an asphalt road just after the first rain of the season.

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Smooth, glossy, and slippery.

Sidewalks slick with ice.

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Superficially attractive or plausible but lacking depth or soundness.

A slick writing style.

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Excellent; wonderful.
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A smooth or slippery surface or area.
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An implement used to make a surface slick, especially a chisel used for smoothing and polishing.
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A magazine, usually of large popular readership, printed on high-quality glossy paper.
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A smooth, treadless tire, often used for racing.
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An unarmed military aircraft, especially a helicopter.
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To make smooth, glossy, or oily.
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To make neat, trim, or tidy.

Slicked themselves up for the camera.

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To make sleek, glossy, or smooth.
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To make smart, neat, or tidy.
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Sleek; glossy; smooth.
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Slippery; oily.
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Accomplished; adept; clever; ingenious.
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Clever in deception or trickery; deceptively plausible; smooth.

A slick alibi.

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Having or showing skill in composition or technique but little depth or literary significance.

A slick style of writing.

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Excellent, fine, enjoyable, attractive, etc.
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Something used for smoothing and polishing, as any of various tools with broad, flat blades.
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A magazine printed on paper with a glossy finish.
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Smoothly, cleverly, deftly, easily, etc.
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A term of address, generally applied to males, possibly including strangers, implying that the person addressed is slick in the sense of "sophisticated", but often used sarcastically.

That was a great move locking your keys in the car, Slick.

Don't you look good tonight, Slick!

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Origin of slick

  • Middle English slike from Old English slice lei- in Indo-European roots V., Middle English sliken from Late Old English -slīcian, -slȳcian (in nīgslȳcod freshly smoothed)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition