from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A long water-repellant coat usually made of oilskin.
  • n. A raincoat made of a glossy or shiny material, such as plastic or rubber.
  • n. A tool for dressing hides.
  • n. Informal A cheat; a swindler.
  • n. Informal A person with stylish clothing and manners.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. comparative form of slick: more slick
  • n. A waterproof coat or jacket.
  • n. A person who is perceived as clever, urbane and possibly disreputable. (abbreviation of city slicker.)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of burnisher for leather.
  • n. A curved tool for smoothing the surfaces of a mold after the withdrawal of the pattern.
  • n. A waterproof coat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. etc. See sleeker, etc.
  • n. Same as silver-fish, 6.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
  • n. a person with good manners and stylish clothing
  • n. a macintosh made from cotton fabric treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof


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  • Also: more slick.

    And an ostensibly sophisticated person, usually preceded by "city".

    January 22, 2008

  • raincoat

    January 22, 2008