Slick Definition

slĭk
slicked, slickest, slicking, slicks, slicker
adjective
slickest, slicker
Sleek; glossy; smooth.
Webster's New World
Slippery; oily.
Webster's New World
Deftly executed; adroit.
American Heritage
Accomplished; adept; clever; ingenious.
Webster's New World
Confident and effortlessly effective, especially in being persuasive.
A slick political insider.
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noun
slicks
A smooth area on the surface of water, as resulting from a layer of oil.
Webster's New World
A slippery, oily area on the surface of a road.
Webster's New World
An oily layer on the surface of water.
Webster's New World
A floating film of oil.
American Heritage
A trail of floating material.
A garbage slick.
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verb
slicked, slicking, slicks
To make sleek, glossy, or smooth.
Webster's New World
To make smart, neat, or tidy.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
adverb
Smoothly, cleverly, deftly, easily, etc.
Webster's New World
pronoun
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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Other Word Forms of Slick

Noun

Singular:
slick
Plural:
slicks

Adjective

Base Form:
slick
Comparative:
slicker
Superlative:
slickest

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

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