from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Western U.S. A waterproof coat.
  • noun A kind of burnisher for leather.
  • noun (Founding) A curved tool for smoothing the surfaces of a mold after the withdrawal of the pattern.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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  • raincoat

    January 22, 2008

  • Also: more slick.

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

    January 22, 2008