city slicker
noun Date: 1924 slicker 2b

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  • City Slicker — City slicker, a synonym for fop , is an idiomatic expression for someone accustomed to a city or urban lifestyle and unsuited to life in the country. The term was typically used as a term of derision by rural Americans who regarded them with… …   Wikipedia

  • city slicker — n [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: slicker from slick to deceive cleverly (19 20 centuries), from SLICK1] someone who lives and works in a city and has no experience of anything outside it often used to show disapproval …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • city slicker — city slickers N COUNT If you refer to someone as a city slicker, you mean that they live and work in a city and are used to city life. [INFORMAL] ...the city slickers in the capital …   English dictionary

  • city slicker — ► NOUN ▪ a person with the sophisticated tastes or values associated with city dwellers …   English terms dictionary

  • city slicker — ☆ city slicker n. Informal a city dweller regarded, esp. by rural people, as a smooth, tricky person …   English World dictionary

  • City slicker — For other meanings see City slicker (disambiguation). City slicker is an idiomatic expression for someone accustomed to a city or urban lifestyle and unsuited to life in the country. The term was typically used as a term of derision by rural… …   Wikipedia

  • city slicker — noun a city dweller with sophisticated manners and clothing • Syn: ↑city boy • Hypernyms: ↑slicker * * * noun, pl ⋯ ers [count] informal + often disapproving : someone who lives in a city and does not understand what life outside a city is like… …   Useful english dictionary

  • city slicker — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms city slicker : singular city slicker plural city slickers informal showing disapproval someone who lives and works in a city. This word is usually used by people from the countryside who dislike people from the …   English dictionary

  • city slicker — Synonyms and related words: big city man, bourgeois, burgess, burgher, city dweller, city man, cosmopolitan, cosmopolite, exurbanite, man of experience, man about town, oppidan, slicker, sophisticate, suburbanite, townee, towner, townfolk,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • city slicker — n. (Informal) person from a large city who is overly sophisticated, stylish and sophisticated city person, sophisticated city dweller …   English contemporary dictionary

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