slick


slick
slick ADJECTIVE 1) done or operating in an impressively smooth and efficient way. 2) glibly assured. 3) (of skin or hair) smooth and glossy. 4) (of a surface) smooth, wet, and slippery.
NOUN a smooth patch of oil, especially on the sea.
VERB 1) make (hair) flat and slick with water, oil, or cream. 2) (slick up) N. Amer. make smart, tidy, or stylish.
DERIVATIVES slickly adverb slickness noun.
ORIGIN probably related to an Old Norse word meaning 'smooth' .

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