city slicker


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city slicker

n. Informal
A person with the sophisticated manner and dress traditionally associated by rural people with city dwellers.

city slicker

n
1. a person with the sophistication often attributed to city people
2. a smooth tricky untrustworthy person

cit′y slick′er


n.
usage: This term is usually used with disparaging intent, implying that the city dweller is slick, smooth-talking, cleverly deceptive, or ill-suited to a rural environment.
n.
Usually Disparaging. (a term used by rural people to refer to a sophisticated, usu. smartly dressed city dweller.)
[1920–25, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.city slicker - a city dweller with sophisticated manners and clothingcity slicker - a city dweller with sophisticated manners and clothing
slicker - a person with good manners and stylish clothing
Translations

city slicker

[ˈsɪtɪˈslɪkəʳ] n (pej, fam) → cittadino/a sofisticato/a
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