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adj. slick·er, slick·est
1. Smooth, glossy, and slippery: sidewalks slick with ice.
2. Deftly executed; adroit: "A jockey occasionally won a four-mile heat with a slick maneuver" (John Eisenberg).
3. Confident and effortlessly effective, especially in being persuasive: a slick political insider.
4. Superficially attractive or plausible but lacking depth or soundness: a slick writing style.
5. Slang Excellent; wonderful.
1. A smooth or slippery surface or area.
a. A floating film of oil.
b. A trail of floating material: a garbage slick.
3. An implement used to make a surface slick, especially a chisel used for smoothing and polishing.
4. Informal A magazine, usually of large popular readership, printed on high-quality glossy paper.
5. A smooth, treadless tire, often used for racing.
6. Slang An unarmed military aircraft, especially a helicopter.
tr.v. slicked, slick·ing, slicks
1. To make smooth, glossy, or oily.
2. Informal To make neat, trim, or tidy: slicked themselves up for the camera.

[Middle English slike, from Old English *slice; see lei- in Indo-European roots. V., Middle English sliken, from Late Old English -slīcian, -slȳcian (in nīgslȳcod, freshly smoothed).]

slick′ly adv.
slick′ness n.
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Adj.1.slicked - (of hair) made smooth by applying a sticky or glossy substance; "black hair plastered with pomade"
groomed - neat and smart in appearance; well cared for; "the manager was a beautifully groomed young man"; "his horse was always groomed"
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I can still see those two men sitting on the bench; Otto's close-clipped head and Jake's shaggy hair slicked flat in front by a wet comb.
We'll wait -- come down when you are slicked up enough."
FROM the catwalks to the red carpet, slicked back hair has been EVERYWHERE this season.