What does slick mean?

Definitions for slick

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word slick.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slickness, slick, slipperiness, slip(noun)

    a slippery smoothness

    "he could feel the slickness of the tiller"

  2. slick, slick magazine, glossy(noun)

    a magazine printed on good quality paper

  3. slick(noun)

    a film of oil or garbage floating on top of water

  4. slick(adj)

    a trowel used to make a surface slick

  5. slick(adj)

    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, slick(adj)

    having only superficial plausibility

    "glib promises"; "a slick commercial"

  7. satiny, sleek, silken, silky, silklike, slick(adj)

    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, wily(verb)

    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, sleek(verb)

    make slick or smooth

  10. slick, slick down, sleek down(verb)

    give a smooth and glossy appearance

    "slick one's hair"


  1. slick(Noun)

    A covering of liquid, particularly oil.

  2. slick(Noun)

    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. slick(Noun)

    A helicopter.

  4. slick(Noun)

    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. slick(Verb)

    To make slick

    The surface had been slicked.

  6. slick(Adjective)

    Superficially convincing but actually untrustworthy.

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

  7. slick(Adjective)

    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. slick(Adjective)

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

    They read all kinds of slick magazines.

  9. slick(Adjective)

    Appearing expensive or sophisticated.

    They read all kinds of slick magazines.

  10. slick(Adjective)

    Extraordinarily great or special.

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

  11. Slick(ProperNoun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slick(noun)

    see Schlich

  2. Slick(adj)

    sleek; smooth

  3. Slick(verb)

    to make sleek or smoth

  4. Slick(noun)

    a wide paring chisel

  5. Origin: [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.]

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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. Seddique Mateen:

    I didn't notice anything wrong, he was very slick.

  2. Dennis Wharton:

    Policymakers should not be misled by slick Microsoft promises.

  3. Mark Mueller:

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

  4. Kristy Ray:

    We don’t what them playing if it’s too slick, if there’s lightening, if it’s too hot.

  5. Vanna Bonta:

    People who worship only themselves get a slick, polished look -- like monuments. Too bad they had to go so soon.

Images & Illustrations of slick

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Translations for slick

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • glitschig, raffiniert, gekonnt, schlau, glattGerman
  • astuto, resbaladizo, marea negra, neumático lisoSpanish
  • öljyläikkä, öljylautta, taitava, lipevä, sliksi, näppärä, liukas, läikkä, lauttaFinnish
  • glissantFrench
  • pneumático lisoGalician
  • falso, sdrucciolevole, slickItalian
  • slidensLatvian
  • slijkDutch
  • ловкий, скользкий, разлив, пятно, слик, хитрый, умный, плёнкаRussian
  • kurnazca, akıllıca, ustaca, kayganTurkish
  • سستUrdu

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