Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “slick”

See all translations

slick

adjective  /slɪk/ us  

slick adjective (SKILLFUL)

operating or performing skillfully and effectively and without seeming to try hard: Maz was such a slick fielder, one of the best in baseball. Slick can sometimes mean skillful and effective but lacking in sincerity: He was a slick politician with an answer for everything.

slick adjective (SMOOTH)

having a smooth, shiny surface so that you tend to slide when walking or riding on it: roads slick with ice

slick

verb [T]  /slɪk/ us  

slick verb [T] (SMOOTH HAIR)

to cause hair to be smooth and shiny: His hair was slicked back.
(Definition of slick from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of slick?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “slick”

Definitions of “slick” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More