What does goldbrick mean?

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  1. goldbricknoun

    a soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort

  2. goldbrick, goof-off, ne'er-do-well, good-for-nothing, no-account, good-for-naughtnoun

    an idle worthless person

  3. goldbricknoun

    a brick-shaped block that looks like gold but is not

  4. goldbrickverb

    anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless

  5. victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, converb

    deprive of by deceit

    "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"

  6. fiddle, shirk, shrink from, goldbrickverb

    avoid (one's assigned duties)

    "The derelict soldier shirked his duties"


  1. goldbricknoun

    A gold brick, especially one that is fraudulent or nonexistent;

  2. goldbricknoun

    A shirker or malingerer

  3. goldbricknoun

    A swindler

  4. goldbrickverb

    To shirk or malinger

  5. goldbrickverb

    To swindle


  1. goldbrick

    Goldbrick is a term often used to describe a person who is lazy or avoids doing work. It can also refer to something that appears valuable or worthwhile, but is actually worthless or deceptive. Furthermore, it can be used as a verb to refer to the act of shirking responsibilities or duties.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of goldbrick in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of goldbrick in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    worthy of reliance or trust
    • A. nasty
    • B. suspicious
    • C. brilliant
    • D. dependable

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