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Definition of "slicker" [slick•er]

  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "slicker" in a sentence
  • "Author: Kyle DeBruhl “Oh man†¦ ” Jeremy sighed as he stared out the window. “The old man†™ s at it again. ” He pulled himself out of the chair and lumbered to the front door, seizing an rain slicker from the coat rack as he went."
  • "They also use what they call a slicker, being a dull edge of copper of about six or seven inches long set in a piece of wood, to serve as a handle."
  • "Many other items will fit intothe box, and I usually fill it up along with my rain slicker and foding shooting sticks."