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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slickness, slick, slipperiness, slipnoun

    a slippery smoothness

    "he could feel the slickness of the tiller"

  2. slick, slick magazine, glossynoun

    a magazine printed on good quality paper

  3. slicknoun

    a film of oil or garbage floating on top of water

  4. slickadjective

    a trowel used to make a surface slick

  5. slickadjective

    made slick by e.g. ice or grease

    "sidewalks slick with ice"; "roads are slickest when rain has just started and hasn't had time to wash away the oil"

  6. glib, pat, slickadjective

    having only superficial plausibility

    "glib promises"; "a slick commercial"

  7. satiny, sleek, silken, silky, silklike, slickadjective

    having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light

    "glossy auburn hair"; "satiny gardenia petals"; "sleek black fur"; "silken eyelashes"; "silky skin"; "a silklike fabric"; "slick seals and otters"

  8. crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wilyverb

    marked by skill in deception

    "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney"

  9. slick, sleekverb

    make slick or smooth

  10. slick, slick down, sleek downverb

    give a smooth and glossy appearance

    "slick one's hair"


  1. slicknoun

    A covering of liquid, particularly oil.

  2. slicknoun

    A tire with a smooth surface instead of a tread pattern, often used in auto racing.

    You'll go much faster if you put on slicks.

  3. slicknoun

    A helicopter.

  4. slicknoun

    A camera ready image to be used by a printer. The "slick" is photographed to produce a negative image which is then used to burn a positive offset plate or other printing device.

    The project was delayed because the slick had not been delivered to the printer.

  5. slickverb

    To make slick

    The surface had been slicked.

  6. slickadjective

    Superficially convincing but actually untrustworthy.

    That new sales rep is slick. Be sure to read the fine print before you buy anything.

  7. slickadjective

    Slippery due to a covering of liquid; often used to describe appearances.

    That new sales rep is slick. Be sure to read the fine print before you buy anything.

  8. slickadjective

    Clever, making an apparently hard task easy; often used sarcastically.

    They read all kinds of slick magazines.

  9. slickadjective

    Appearing expensive or sophisticated.

    They read all kinds of slick magazines.

  10. slickadjective

    Extraordinarily great or special.

    That is one slick bicycle, it has all sorts of features!

  11. Slicknoun

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Slickadjective

    Etymology: slickt, Dutch.

    Glass attracts but weakly; some slick stones, and thick glasses indifferently. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.


  1. slick

    Slick refers to something that is smooth and glossy, often implying slipperiness. It can also mean something done or performed in a skillful, clever or efficient manner. In more informal usage, slick can refer to someone who is suave, polished or persuasive, often with a slight negative connotation of deceitfulness or lack of sincerity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slicknoun

    see Schlich

  2. Slickadjective

    sleek; smooth

  3. Slickverb

    to make sleek or smoth

  4. Slicknoun

    a wide paring chisel

  5. Etymology: [See Sleek.]


  1. Slick

    Slick is the name of two fictional comic book characters in the Marvel Universe. One is a demon and the other is a mutant and former student of the Xavier Institute.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Slick

    slik, adj. smooth: smooth-tongued: dexterous in movement or action.—adv. in a smooth manner, deftly. [Sleek]

  2. Slick

    slik, n. ore finely powdered. [Ger. schlich.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. slick

    Smooth. This is usually called an Americanism, but is a very old sea-term. In the Book for Boys and Girls, 1686, it is aptly illustrated: "The mole's a creature very smooth and slick, She digs i' th' dirt, but 'twill not on her stick."

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SLICK

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Slick is ranked #16856 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Slick surname appeared 1,693 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Slick.

    91.1% or 1,543 total occurrences were White.
    4.6% or 78 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    2% or 35 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.1% or 20 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 11 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 6 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Slick in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Slick in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Slick in a Sentence

  1. Devin Nunes:

    The photo component of this is very slick, very simple, very slick, this is a quality, user-friendly product.

  2. Governor Cuomo:

    Mr. Trump, I've known you for 30 years, you may be a slick salesman who fooled many people in this country. But you didn't fool me.

  3. Allan Lichtman:

    The danger is falling on your face and some candidates have had trouble with it, but most of these guys are really slick.

  4. Mark Mueller:

    Conditions are slick, the storm honestly just moved in quicker than anybody expected.

  5. Steven Law:

    Democrats spent the summer living a lie, pretending to be innocent bystanders in slick television ads while they worked with Joe Biden to trash Republican Senate candidates economy and raise Republican Senate candidates taxes.

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Translations for Slick

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • glitschig, gekonnt, schlau, glatt, raffiniertGerman
  • neumático liso, resbaladizo, astuto, marea negraSpanish
  • liukas, näppärä, läikkä, lautta, sliksi, lipevä, taitava, öljylautta, öljyläikkäFinnish
  • glissantFrench
  • pneumático lisoGalician
  • slick, sdrucciolevole, falsoItalian
  • slidensLatvian
  • slijkDutch
  • хитрый, слик, пятно, разлив, скользкий, ловкий, умный, плёнкаRussian
  • kurnazca, kaygan, ustaca, akıllıcaTurkish
  • سستUrdu
  • 圆滑的Chinese

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