adjective, slicker, slickest.
smooth and glossy; sleek.
smooth in manners, speech, etc.; suave.
sly; shrewdly adroit:
He’s a slick customer, all right.
ingenious; cleverly devised:
a slick plan to get out of work.
slippery, especially from being covered with or as if with ice, water, or oil.
deftly executed and having surface appeal or sophistication, but shallow or glib in content; polished but superficial; glib:
a writer who has mastered every formula of slick fiction.
Slang. wonderful; remarkable; first-rate.
a smooth or slippery place or spot or the substance causing it:
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).
any of various paddlelike tools for smoothing a surface.
Automotive. a wide tire without a tread, used in racing.
Military Slang. a helicopter.
verb (used with object)
to make sleek or smooth.
to use a slicker on (skins or hides).
Informal. to make smart or fine; spruce up (usually followed by up).
Metallurgy. a small trowel used for smoothing the surface of the mold.
any woodworking chisel having a blade more than 2 inches (5 cm) wide.
flattering and glib: a slick salesman
adroitly devised or executed: a slick show
(informal, mainly US & Canadian) shrewd; sly
(informal) superficially attractive: a slick publication
(mainly US & Canadian) smooth and glossy; slippery
a slippery area, esp a patch of oil floating on water
a chisel or other tool used for smoothing or polishing a surface
the tyre of a racing car that has worn treads
(mainly US & Canadian) to make smooth or sleek
(US & Canadian, informal) (usually foll by up) to smarten or tidy (oneself)
(often foll by up) to make smooth or glossy
slice and dice
- Slick as a whistle
sliced bread slick as a whistle Very-smooth and neat; also, smoothly, quickly, easily. For example, That salesman is as slick as a whistle, or The fence post went in place slick as a whistle. The allusion in this simile, first recorded in 1830, is not totally clear, but presumably it refers either to the ease […]
verb (used with object) 1. to make sleek or smooth. 2. to use a slicker on (skins or hides). 3. Informal. to make smart or fine; spruce up (usually followed by up). noun 4. Metallurgy. a small trowel used for smoothing the surface of the mold. 5. any woodworking chisel having a blade more than […]
verb (used with or without object) 1. to make or become slick.
noun, Geology. 1. a rock surface that has become more or less polished and striated by slippage along a fault plane. noun 1. a rock surface with a polished appearance and fine parallel scratches caused by abrasion during fault displacement slickenside (slĭk’ən-sīd’) A polished, striated rock surface formed by one rock mass sliding over another […]